Michael Rispoli Opens “The Rum Diary”

Michael Rispoli (“The Sopranos”) has joined the cast of “The Rum Diary” according to Las Horas Perdidas.

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.

Rispoli will play the character Bob Salas in the film. Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi also star.

Shooting is currently underway in Puerto Rico and the first set photo is up at Popsugar.