Withe less than three weeks remaining until the grandest night in Tinseltown takes place, the 2012 Oscar hopefuls gathered together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon on Monday afternoon (February 6).
After playing the role of an extremely drunk Captain Jack Sparrow, often induced by rum (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), Johnny Depp has chosen to take on The Rum Diary. While not the swashbuckling action plot seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, The Rum Diary gives Depp the opportunity to revisit some personal history.
Depp was first cast for the role of Thompson in The Rum Diary back in 2000, when the casting list called for Nick Nolte to co-star with Johnny. The story line revolved around a journalist's tale of adventure as he travels from New York to a newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.