Giovanni Ribisi Opens “The Rum Diary”

Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Bruce Robinson’s “The Rum Diary” for Warner Independent Pictures reports Empire Online.

Based on the classic novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the story follows the life and events of Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.

Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Richard Jenkins star. Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Graham King are producing.

Filming kicks off March 30th in Puerto Rico.