Johnny Depp just wrapped up production for his upcoming new movie, “The Rum Diary” based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. To show his appreciation to the actor, the movie’s producer Graham King presented Depp with the keys to the red 1959 Corvette roadster that was used in movie.
Answering the age-old question of what do you give a man who has everything, Graham’s gift of the 1959 Corvette was meant to show his appreciation in working with the talented actor. “He worked so hard on the film and why not?” King says and added that Depp was “…pretty blown away by it.” Writer/director Bruce Robinson also recalls his favorite scene in the movie where Depp drives the Corvette with actress Amber Heard by his side, her hair blowing in the island breeze. “It’s an amazing car” said Robinson.
The film is based on an early novel by Hunter S. Thompson and tells the story of a journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) who tires of the noise and madness of New York City and travels to the island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper. Here is the official trailer for the movie:
You can catch Johnny Depp and his new red 1959 Corvette roadster in the “The Rum Diary”, opening in theaters on October 28, 2011.