10/27/2011 05:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Rum Diary' Clips Released: Johnny Depp And Aaron Eckhart Take A Drive (WATCH)

While Johnny Depp may have been remembering his friend this past week, his performance in the buzzed-about "The Rum Diary" is perhaps the most fitting tribute to the late writer.

"The Rum Diary" was Hunter S. Thompson's first attempt at the novel, fictionalizing his time in Puerto Rico as a cub reporter in 1958. Here Depp plays Paul Kemp, who is supposed to represent two dueling sides of Thompson's personality. After finding the work amid Thompson's possession, Depp swore he would turn it into a film.

He stars alongside Amber Heard as the forbidden love interest who married to a wealthy man (Aaron Eckhart) and Richard Jenkins as a newspaper editor.

Check out the two newly released clips below, they'll be sure to whet your thirst.