Johnny Depp now has yet another reason to smile. The actor recently finished up work on the theatrical interpretation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel, Rum Diary. Depp plays journalist Paul Kemp in 1950's Puerto Rico as the writer attempts to survive an abundance of alcohol, powerful figures and, of course, a dangerously attractive young lady. Hilarity ensues. A number of period vehicles play a prominent role in the film, including a Fiat 500 and, perhaps more notably, a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Producer Graham King decided to give the latter vehicle to Depp as a token of his appreciation for the actor's work on the film.
Talk about a bonus.
Depp was apparently properly enthusiastic about the gift, having grown attached to the vehicle during filming. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for the film for yourself. Rum Diary hits theaters October 28.