Johnny Depp Is All the Wave

By: Celebuzz / April 8, 2009

Well hello there, Johnny Depp, good to see you too!

Depp appeared to be in excellent spirits in Puerto Rico on Tuesday as he filmed The Rum Diary with costar Aaron Eckhart.

Of course, who wouldn’t be in a good mood, tooling around in a tropical climate in a classic Corvette? Plus, the guy makes $55 million a picture. How could be not smile?

A film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson‘s first novel, The Rum Diary tells the story of young journalists working, sweating and loving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Depp plays Paul Kemp, who basically served as Thompson’s alter-ego in the book.

Interestingly, this is the second time that Depp has played Thompson in a film—he also filled the role in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Happy motoring, gentlemen!