Johnny Depp is becoming a bit of a regular in movies that gross over $1 billion - notching up his third this summer with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
This follows in the footsteps of Dead Man's Chest & Alice In Wonderland.
But this winter sees him leave the big budget blockbuster behind as he teams up with director Bruce Robinson for The Rum Diary.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson in which Depp takes on the central role of journalist Paul Kemp.
This is the second Thompson acting project that the actor has been involved in after starring in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas over a decade ago.
Paul Kemp is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.
Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.
As you may expect in a Johnny Depp project the movie has a high quality cast as Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins are all aboard the project.
There are already some suggestions, a little early I know, that Depp could bag an Oscar nomination, it would be his fourth, for his central performance in this movie.
If the trailer is anything to go by The Rum Diary looks set to be one of the funniest and ever so slightly outrageous movies of the Christmas period.
The Rum Diary is released 4th November.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw