The Hunter S. Thompson novel ‘The Rum Diary’ is being made into a movie with Johnny Depp as the lead (which I think works.) However, Josh Hartnett was cast as Yeamon, which I don’t think works. Nick Nolte was cast as Lotterman, a dubious choice but I think it could be interesting.
Chenault has not been cast. Some have suggested Christina Ricci; these people deserve to be bitch-slapped (she’s not a blonde, first off; secondly she’s too weird looking.)
Any other fans of this novel should opine here.