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Maybe you should drive…

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When I was in college “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” came out and it was HUGE among the people I knew. I must admit, it was really odd for me to see but it sure was fun to watch Johnny Depp morph into someone else as he so often does. (and Christopher Meloni as the gay concierge haha)

Well, Depp is going to transform once again to his good friend, Hunter S. Thompson. Variety had the scoop!

Depp will play Paul Kemp, a freelance journo writing for a rundown newspaper in 1950s Puerto Rico and surrounded by a bunch of lost souls bent on self-destruction. The journo was 22 when he wrote the autobiographical novel and had yet to develop his trademark gonzo style. It was written in 1959 but not published until 1998.

Depp previously starred in the bigscreen adaptation of Thompson’s psychedelic-soaked adventures chronicled in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” published in 1972.

I just hope this doesn’t spawn a whole slew of wannabe Hunters again. I mean it was bad enough the first time Depp did this. Boys wearing aviators walking around with cigarette holders clenched between their teeth as they talked all the while thinking they had something poignant to say. I don’t think I can bite my tongue this time.

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