Johnny Depp's Next Project - Hunter S. Thompson Again?

Will Johnny Depp reprise Hunter S. Thompson (well, one of his alter egos, anyway) as his next project? The site The Bad and the Ugly happened to run across a casting notice for The Rum Diary, Thompson's loosely autobiographical story about a hard-drinking journalist named Paul Kemp that's schedule to film in March that implies Depp is already a part of the film. He's been long-talked-about for the role, but the notice definitely indicates he's on board, which would make it his very next film. Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley (god - realllly?) are favored to fill the role of Chenault, Kemp's super-hot sex-on-wheels love interest. Inasmuch as I like Depp, especially as the troubled writer (Fear and Loathing is still one of my all-time favorite films), isn't he a little old to play a 22-year-old? And haven't we had enough of him and Keira for a few years? Meh - I dunno.


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