Amber Heard may join Depp in Rum Diary

Amber Heard is in final negotiations to land the coveted female lead in Johnny Depp’s Hunter S Thompson novel adaptation Rum Diary.

Bruce Robinson is directing the pic, which will see Depp’s hard-drinking journo Paul Kemp falling in love with the girlfriend (Heard) of a colleague.

But things grow even more difficult when he tries to convince her to run away with him.

It’s been something of a tough competition for the role, with Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson among those trying to nab it, though many actresses have been turned off by the nudity requirements.