Amber Heard Opens “The Rum Diary”

Amber Heard (“Pineapple Express,” “The Informers”) is in talks to star opposite Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary”, beating out the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley says The Hollywood Reporter.

An adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, the story follows a washed-up, hard-drinking journalist named Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) in 1950s Puerto Rico.

Heard will play Chenault, the free-spirited girlfriend of a fellow journalist who cheats on him with Kemp, trying to convince him to run away with her.

The role of Sanderson has not been cast. Bruce Robinson is writing and directing.

Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Graham King are producing. Filming begins March 30 in Puerto Rico.