• Publication date: November 27, 2017

The Rum Diary

Kemp, a journalist dissatisfied with Eisenhower-era America, decides to try his luck writing for a paper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His alcoholism and eccentric ways and care for the poor earn him the spite of his editor Lotterman- that is until he meets Chenault…

  • Publication date: November 27, 2017

The Rum Diary

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2011

MBC 2:

November 27, 2017 17:00 (KSA) ~ November 27, 2017 16:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) After his cult classic of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ Depp returns to bring to life another of Hunter S. Thompson’s books- this time his second oldest manuscript written in the early 60s and only published in 1998 after being discovered in his papers by Johnny Depp himself in Hunter’s basement whilst preparing for his role in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. ‘The Rum Diary’ is preceded only by the yet-unpublished ‘Prince Jellyfish’.

Kemp, a journalist dissatisfied with Eisenhower-era America, decides to try his luck writing for a paper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His alcoholism and eccentric ways and care for the poor earn him the spite of his editor Lotterman, while on the flipside he is commissioned by real estate entrepreneur to help with his business- that is until he meets Chenault…


  • Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp
  • Aaron Eckhart as Hal Sanderson
  • Michael Rispoli as Bob Sala
  • Amber Heard as Chenault
  • Richard Jenkins as Edward J. Lotterman
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Moburg
  • Amaury Nolasco as Donovan
  • Bill Smitrovich as Zimburger

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Rating:  R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.