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OldSchoolStylee 05-12-2004 12:11 PM

Depp and Del Toro plan more fear and loathing
 
Depp and Del Toro plan more fear and loathing

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Thursday September 18, 2003 Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro are to collaborate on an adaptation of the Hunter S Thompson novel, The Rum Diary. The pair last teamed up as the stars of Terry Gilliam's wired 1998 adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But their return trip to Thompson's work will find Del Toro juggling his supporting role with a behind-the-scenes seat as the film's director.
Regarded as "the lost novel" from the infamous Gonzo journalist, The Rum Diary was written in 1959 when the author was just 22. Its semi-autobiographical plot charts the fortunes of a wannabe New York writer who takes a dead-end job on the San Juan Daily News in Puerto Rico and charts his (largely unsuccessful) battle with the bottle and his run-ins with the local people. Reprising his turn in Fear and Loathing, Depp will take the lead role as the tale's Thomspon-esque hero, Paul Kemp. The film will also star Josh Hartnett and Nick Nolte.
Gilliam's madcap take on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a critical success but a box office failure. Since then, however, its stars have gone from strength to strength. Del Toro won a best supporting actor Oscar for his turn in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and will next be seen in 21 Grams, the second feature from Amores Perros director, Alejandro Gonzales Inaritu. Depp, meanwhile, recently topped the US and UK box office with Pirates of the Caribbean.

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/stor...044592,00.html






YES BABY

doobien 05-12-2004 12:12 PM

that will be a great movie

BUDFORCE 05-12-2004 12:31 PM

Hell yes! I am there on opening day

oo zero420 05-12-2004 02:05 PM

im all about it.

jesus 05-12-2004 02:33 PM

i just jizzed in my pants

mr man 05-12-2004 05:46 PM

i just shit AND jizzed in my pants!! Ha, no. Just kidding. But wait will this one just be them coming back all drunk, it doesnt sound like any kind of psycadelic movie to me.

Hooked 05-12-2004 06:39 PM

I read excerpts from "The Rum Diaries" in "Songs For the Doomed." I know who Nolte's character will, and it's a damn good fit. "Diaries" is funny as hell, I can't wait to see it realized.

PhishDude 05-12-2004 07:02 PM

"The Rum Diaries" is a young HST's imitation of Hemingway.

SmokeSomeDoja 05-12-2004 07:23 PM

and josh hartnett is in it

Sir-Ex 05-12-2004 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SmokeSomeDoja
and josh hartnett is in it

ugh

ElectricÜkulele 05-12-2004 07:44 PM

fuck hartnett, it still sounds out.

i'll be there.

basketballjones45 05-12-2004 09:51 PM

there are no drugs in the book, except for alcohol, lots and lots of alcohold. It was a really funny book, and its kind of written like it was made to be a movie.

and about harnett, i dont mind him he is in a couple of good movies. Id like him more if it wasnt for the god awful "Pearl Harbor"


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