The guys over at Coming Soon have discovered that at CinemaCon a still from Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary flashing on the screen with a release date of October 28, 2011.
This hasn’t been confirmed, but it totally makes sense. The idea that Johnny Depp could land in the Oscar race in late October is making this all come together.
Here is a bit on the movie:
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson which initiated his long, distinguished and brilliantly unpredictable career, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper, the San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the late ’50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes increasingly obsessed with Chenault (Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals.
This is definitely something to look forward to. I will let you know as soon as it is confirmed!