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Johnny Depp on red carpet for The Rum Diary premiere

Johnny Depp has attended the London premiere for his new film, The Rum Diary, an adaptation of a book by Hunter S Thompson.

The star told Radio 5 live's Colin Paterson he discovered the novel by accident and suggested Withnail & I director and writer, Bruce Robinson, for the project.

Depp, who is producing and starring in The Rum Diary, praised Robinson's Withnail and I as a "perfect film".

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  • 04 Nov 2011