Sitting in a bar, American actor Johnny Depp seems engrossed in his book. The edition of Hell’s Angels that Johnny is reading looks like a first edition [below] published in 1966 in the USA by Random House. It is a close-up look at a Hell’s Angels motor cycle club at a time when the gang was highly feared and accused of numerous criminal activities. It was Thompson’s first non-fiction book, but the book for which he is best known [and the film in which he was portrayed by Depp] is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, published in 1971.
The film for which Depp is most likely preparing, by reading all Thompson’s books, was released in 1998 and directed by Python, Terry Gilliam. Gilliam also co-wrote the screenplay. Described as a black comedy road movie, Depp plays Raoul Duke alongside Benicio del Toro as Dr Gonzo. Watch the trailer here.
‘Hell’s Angels’ by Hunter S Thompson [UK: Penguin Modern Classics]
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