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PVR to release The Rum Diary on 4 November

MUMBAI: PVR Pictures, the film production and distribution arm of the PVR Ltd is all set to release Johnny Depp starrer The Rum Diary on 4 November.


The film, directed by Bruce Robinson from his own screenplay also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi among others.


Based on a novel written by Hunter S Thompson, The Rum Diary depicts the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) who is tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America. He travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway‘s "The Lost Generation", Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenault (Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.


The Rum Diary is a GK Films, Infinitum Nihil and Film Engine production produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Anthony Rhulen, Robert Kravis, Tim Headington and Graham King.

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