Watch the trailer for new Hunter S. Thompson doc

June 6, 2008  |  5:30pm
On Independence Day, a film exploring the life of one of the most staunchly independent thinkers in U.S. history will be released in theaters. Gonzo, the highly anticipated forthcoming documentary about the late journalistic and literary legend Hunter S. Thompson, is set to come out July 4. Written and directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney and produced by Graydon Carter, the film features appearances not only by entertainers like Johnny Depp (who narrates) and Jimmy Buffett, but also a good bit of political star power from the likes of Jimmy Carter, Pat Buchanan and George McGovern. Many more appear to comment on the massive legacy of Dr. Thompson, alongside lots and lots of cigarettes and sunglasses.

Watch the trailer here:


Thompson's image also recently appeared in the news as one of the icons Converse will be using in its "Connectivity" campaign.

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures.

Related links:
IMDb.com: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Review: Jann S. Wenner & Corey Seymour: Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson
MagnoliaPictures.com: Gonzo: Film Details

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