Snow Ices Box Office: ‘Puss In Boots’ #1, ‘Paranormal’ #2, ‘In Time’ #3, ‘Rum Diary’ #4

By | Saturday October 29, 2011 @ 10:01pm PDT

SATURDAY PM, 5TH UPDATE: Jeez, Jeffrey Katzenberg must have enemies in higher places than anyone thought possible. … Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’ Opens Film Independent Forum

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 9:58pm PDT

A screening of Paramount Vantage’s Like Crazy will open the three-day Film Independent Forum on Oct. 21 at the Directors Guild. The event is put on by Film Independent, the nonprofit organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. The screening of the film, directed by Drake Doremus, will be followed by a Q&A and reception with writer Ben York Jones, producers Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling, editor Jonathan Alberts and cinematographer John Guleserian. Read More »

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HAMMOND: Telluride Heats Up With Premieres From George Clooney, Glenn Close; Rumors Of Johnny Depp Sightings

Pete Hammond

It was George Clooney 24/7 as the 38th Annual Telluride Film Festival kicked into high gear Friday. Clooney might as well have been running for mayor, if the reaction to his appearance at the Partrons Brunch in the morning was any indication. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Rum Diary’

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 5:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

Johnny Depp continues his exploration of the life and work of gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson. He stars in The Rum Diary, the adaptation of Thompson’s first novel. FilmDistrict has just released a new trailer for the film it releases Oct. 28. Depp played Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Read More »

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Johnny Depp’s Second Hunter Thompson Pic, ‘Rum Diary,’ Lands At FilmDistrict

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 10:21am PDT
Mike Fleming

NEW YORK, March, 29, 2011 – It was announced today at CinemaCon, by Bob Berney, President, Theatrical Distribution that FilmDistrict will release “The Rum Diary,” based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel that was ultimately published in 1998. It stars Johnny Depp and will be released on October 28, 2011. The film is directed by Bruce Robinson (“Withnail and I”) from his own screenplay and also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. “The Rum Diary” is produced by Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Depp and Christi Dembrowski, along with Graham King and Tim Headington. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis also produce.

“The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenault (Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

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Actresses On The Brink Switch Agencies

Mike Fleming

lucy-punchLucy Punch has signed with WME. Punch, who’d been repped by ICM, makes the move at a time when she’s about to open in the Jay Roach-directed Dinner for Schmucks, followed by Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger,Read More »

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