RUM DIARY update–Johnny Depp arrives in Puerto Rico

According to El Nuevo Dia, Johnny Depp has arrived in Puerto Rico to prepare for the filming of Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary; he was sighted on the streets of the walled city of Old San Juan, wearing a beret and visiting local shops. For those who pay close attention to the length of JD’s hair (and you know who you are), the news from San Juan is that Johnny has already received the requisite late-1950s short haircut that the role of Paul Kemp requires.

In other Rum Diary news, Michael Rispoli has been cast as Bob Sala, joining JD, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, and Richard Jenkins. A talented character actor, Rispoli appeared on The Sopranos and is well-remembered for his featured role in While You Were Sleeping, in which he played the lovelorn son of Sandra Bullock’s landlord. The Zone thanks FANtasticJD and Theresa for the news on Mr. Rispoli, and Emma for the other news from San Juan. You can read much more about The Rum Diary on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

Shooting on The Rum Diary is scheduled to begin on March 3oth. –Part-Time Poet