Hunter S. Thompson wrote the novel The Rum Diary in 1961, but it was not published until 1998. Grab a bottle—or more—of your favorite booze and head down to the tropics with Hunter Thompson and Johnny Depp as we look at a few facts you may not have known about The Rum Diary. (Spoiler alert: While The Danish Girl is based a novel that fictionalized Elbe’s story, this article reveals some plot points.) When I was no longer in Johnny's environment I went back to sobriety. Despite the beautiful tropical setting, uncharacteristically bad weather delayed many shooting days throughout production. [10] Composer Christopher Young signed on to compose the film's soundtrack. Just say it’s “based on a true story.” That’s a technique book publishers and movie producers have been using for decades, whether or not the supposedly “true story” adds up. Directed by Bruce Robinson. They win, but return to the office to find that the printing presses have been confiscated. Bill Murray played a version of Thompson in the 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam, which wasn’t specifically based on any of Thompson’s books. The film boasts one of the most critically acclaimed actors Johnny Depp, who is joined by other noticeable stars such as Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone In 60 Seconds) and upcoming beauty Amber Heard. Adaptions of Thompson books aren't easy to make. It stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi. It stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi. He spent a year filming in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Hollywood and resisted drinking until the crew arrived in Fajardo. The Rum Diary is a drama conjoined with elements of playful humour, based on the self entitled novel by Hunter S. Thompson. [7] In 2007, producer Graham King acquired all rights to the novel and sought to film the adaptation under Warner Independent Pictures. Chenault shows up at Kemp's place, after Sanderson disowns her. Bruce Robinson joined to write the screenplay and to direct The Rum Diary. True love knows no obstacles or distance. Sanderson bails them out. With Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli. [7] During this stage, the author became so frustrated as to fire off an obscenity-laden letter calling the process a "waterhead fuckaround". To make money to print the last edition, Kemp, Sala, and Moburg place a big cockfighting bet. [7] The independent production companies Shooting Gallery and SPi Films sought to adapt the novel into a film in 2000, and Johnny Depp was signed to star and to serve as executive producer. Die größtenteils schmusig angehauchten Songs erzählen, wie der Titel schon verrät, Geschichten aus Lil' Mos Leben. [12] The filmmaker found himself suffering from writer's block. [5] The film received mixed reviews and grossed just $30 million against its $45 million budget. Kemp and Chenault share a moment, but resist temptation. Directed by Bruce Robinson, "The Rum Diary" is a comedy less about story and more about characters and their interactions. He played Thompson’s persona Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "[13] Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score to reviews, gives the film a score of 56 out of 100, based on 37 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". The Rum Diary is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. The next day, Chenault is gone, and Sanderson tells Kemp that their business arrangement is over. Robinson remembers, "It was 100 degrees at two in the morning and very humid. Marry in 2015, met on the self entitled novel by American Hunter. 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