Johnny Depp isn't playing Hunter S. Thompson in the adaptation of the gonzo journalist and author's novel 'The Rum Diary,' but his Paul Kemp certainly displays a few classic Thompson traits. Like an intimate relationship with alcohol. As this new clip from 'The Rum Diary' shows, Kemp's boozy ways might be a problem at the newspaper he goes to write for in Puerto Rico. (That's Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins, wearing the best wig this side of a Farrelly Brothers movie, as Kemp's editor.) On the plus side, Depp-as-Kemp's flippant answer -- "I suppose at the upper-end of 'social'" -- is one you can use on your boss! (Probably not if you want to keep your job, but, hey...)
'The Rum Diary' is in theaters on Friday. Check back to Moviefone later this week for more on the film.

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The Rum Diary
R 2011
Based on 37 critics

In Puerto Rico a journalist (Johnny Depp) becomes obsessed with a shady businessman's fiancee. Read More

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