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Johnny Depp looking for 800 extras for The Rum Diary

March 3, 2009


Dr. Thompson & Colonel Depp

Dr. Thompson & Colonel Depp

Johnny Depp is looking for more than 800 local extras for the film “The Rum Diary,” which begins filming in Puerto Rico on March 30. Casting directors are seeking people of all ages with different physical characteristics. Auditions will be held next Saturday at the Academy of Modeling Models Factory. Casting takes place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Interested individuals must attend the academy, located on the Paseo de la Atena, # 25 (high) in Manatee. For more information, interested parties can call (787) 904-8862 or (787) 452-1158.

The Rum Diary is loosely based on the experiences of writer Hunter S. Thompson as a journalist in Puerto Rico at the end of the 50s. Depp will play the character of Paul Kemp, a reporter working with a diverse team at a newspaper in San Juan. Bruce Robinson, director of the film, arrived on the island this week along with his assistant.

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  1. March 4, 2009 11:51 am

    Once again I curse my luck for being in Korea!

  2. April 23, 2009 8:06 am

    Dear Advocate,

    Have all positions been filled?


    Alexandria J. Georgitsos

    • Ron Mexico permalink*
      April 23, 2009 2:39 pm

      Anybody that is interested in trying out should send a full body photo to, accompanied by your name, age, height & clothes size. Applicants should also mention what town they are from, because filming will take place in Vega Baja, Ceiba and Naguabo.

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