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Johnny Depp wants to promote his new film 'The Rum Diary' with a bus tour of colleges -- EXCLUSIVE

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Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comJohnny Depp tells EW he would like to promote his forthcoming film, The Rum Diary, with a bus tour of colleges. Depp plays a journalist in the drama, which is directed by Withnail & I filmmaker Bruce Robinson and is based on a semi-autobiographical book by the late gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson. “It’s a special little film,” says Depp, who previously channeled Thompson’s writing in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. “The Rum Diary is one that I feel should be promoted a lot differently than most films. Of course, there’s the press junkets and the premieres and whatnot. But Hunter used to go and do talks at colleges and things like that. I feel like I want Bruce and I to get in a bus and drive to three, four different schools, and go and talk to people.”

The Rum Diary is due for release later this year.

What do you think of his plan? Would you enjoy an evening of Johnny Depp and Bruce Robinson (who is a hugely entertaining and interesting character in his own right)?

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