Los Angeles: ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp is going to portray a character  of  a burned-out journalist, who takes up a job in Puerto Rico, in his upcoming venture 'Rum Diary' directed by Bruce Robinson.

This movie which stars Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Richard Jenkins is an adaption of S Thomspon's novel.

The movie will be released by ‘FilmDistrict’ on October 28.

Peter Schlessel, CEO of FilmDistrict and President of GK Films, said, "The Rum Diary is a special project for all of us here, as it is a true collaboration between both of our entities. Depp gives an extraordinary performance in this remarkable adaptation."