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Heard may co-star with Depp in 'Diary'

Feb. 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Amber Heard is in talks to play the female lead in a movie based on Hunter S. Thompson's Puerto Rico-set novel, "Rum Diary," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Heard recently co-starred in the big-screen comedy "Pineapple Express." She will soon be seen in "The Informers."

If she takes the job in the big-screen adaptation of "Rum Diary," she will co-star with Johnny Depp, who is playing the main character of Paul Kemp. The novel is based on Thompson's experiences as a young reporter working in Puerto Rico in the 1950s.

Depp played Thompson in the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and was a real-life fried of the gonzo journalist until he shot himself to death in 2005.

Bruce Robinson is writing the script for "Rum Diary" and plans to direct the film. Shooting is scheduled to begin March 30 in Puerto Rico, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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