Random Acts: Scarlett planks in wellies, Amber and Johnny rewrite The Rum Diary

This week, Scarlett Johansson has chosen to lie around in wellies on a tree, which is fairly random of her.

Meanwhile, after two years in random development hell, the reliably random Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s movie, The Rum Diary, is finally going to be released in October/November this year. The somewhat nasty and misogynistic ‘lost’ novel of Hunter S Thompson, however, has been rewritten by Withnail and I‘s director, Bruce Robinson, so that not only is it a lot more like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, it’s also a comedy and a romance. It’s still set in Puerto Rico, though, and involves lots of drinking. Lucky Johnny. Lucky Amber.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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