Phew, now that the albatross of the 600th post is off my neck, here's something fun and frivolous:
Johnny Depp (KY native) + Hunter S. Thompson (Louisville native) + Columbia University (my Alma Mater) = Yay!
Monday, Johnny Depp showed the upcoming film RUM DIARY based on the last (quasi-autobiographical) novel of the late Hunter S. Thompson at the Columbia Journalism School.
From the Columbia Spectator: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/10/24/rum-diary
From EW.com: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/10/25/johnny-depp-rum-diary-hunter-thompson/
For the final question of the panel, Lemann asked Depp if he would ever consider playing Thompson for a third time. “Oh yeah,” Depp said. “I wake up with the bastard. He’s always there.”
I've seen several people ask about this on Twitter, but I haven't heard a response: is any theatre in Louisville doing anything special for the RUM DIARY premier? If you know, drop a note my way.