Amber Heard cast opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary

February 9, 2009  |  9:32am
Amber Heard is on a swift path to becoming a household name. Last week, she landed the lead in John Carpenter’s new movie, and now she’s in negotiations to star opposite Johnny Depp in the revived Hunter S. Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary.

Heard would play Chenault, one point of a romantic triangle that includes Depp’s character. The movie, which had been in limbo for some time, was recently brought back to life as a vehicle for Depp.

Probably best known so far for a minor part in Pineapple Express, Heard also has roles in The Informers, The Stepfather remake and a handful of other movies set to open this year.

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