One of the big films for summer 2013 is THE LONE RANGER. Arnie Hammer (MIRROR MIRROR, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) plays the title character while Johnny Depp plays his companion, Tonto. The film reunites Depp with Gore Verbinski who directed the first three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films.
This Jerry Bruckheimer production hasn’t been an easy one. At one point, it was shut down due to budget concerns. An earlier leaked draft drew gaffaws when it was revealed it contained werewolf-like creatures in the mix. Most tragically, a crew member recently died on set after suffering a heart attack and drowning.
Nevertheless, the film is finally ready to go. Two of the screenwriters, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio also worked on previous PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films. A third screenwriter, Justin Haythe is best known for the Sam Mendes bummer REVOLUTIONARY ROAD. Hammer and Depp are joined in the cast by Helena Bonham-Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Barry Pepper.
THE LONE RANGER will be here for Fourth of July weekend, 2013.