Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
Title: Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film
Directed by: Tom Thurman
Johnny Depp playing: Himself
“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” These are the immortal words from Hunter Stockton Thompson, a.k.a. Doctor Gonzo and Raoul Duke. Principal photography is nearing completion on Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film, Starz Entertainments insightful look at the man whose last wish was to have his ashes blown out of a giant cannon. The special is set to air on Starz, December 12 at 10:00 p.m. (et/pt).
The original documentary is a personal, intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It will capture the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports.
The special is set to air on Starz, December 12 at 10:00 p.m. (et/pt).
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