The Rum Diary (film)

The Rum Diary is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. The film stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi.

The Rum Diary
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBruce Robinson
Screenplay byBruce Robinson
Based onThe Rum Diary
by Hunter S. Thompson
Produced by
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
Edited byCarol Littleton
Music byChristopher Young
Distributed byFilmDistrict[1]
Release dates
  • October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13) (Los Angeles)
  • October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$45 million[3][4]
Box office$30.1 million[3]

Filming began in Puerto Rico in March 2009 and was released on October 28, 2011.[5] The film received mixed reviews and grossed just $30 million against its $45 million budget, making it a box office bomb.

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