Taking care of some international promotions, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were spotted at a photocall for “The Rum Diary” in Paris, France today (November 8).
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” stud and his “The Joneses” costar both looked stellar as they hammed it up for the paparazzi and fans who gathered to greet them.
During a recent interview, Johnny confessed that he’s been hoping to do this film for over a decade and is glad to give a fitting tribute to his friend, the late author Hunter S. Thompson.
“It’s been a long road, you know. This whole thing commenced around 1997 with me and Hunter, and here we are in 2011 and it’s actually happening.”
“We were in Hunter’s house and there were these endless boxes of stuff. I started pulling things out and stumbled upon The Rum Diary. We started reading it and I told him to publish it. Within about 20 minutes we were already talking about the movie rights and how we should produce this film together.”
“One of my last efforts to salute the man was to continue in our venture, forcing him – even in death – to be a producer. We had to utilize all these elements to recognize Hunter, to salute him. Bruce and I would arrive on set every morning, pour the glass full with Chivas Regal, dunk our fingers in, maybe take a sip and get on with the day - just to make sure Hunter was there. And he was – every day, every second, every moment – for us.”