Production Begins on Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’
Sources have announced that production has begun for the upcoming Disney flick The Lone Ranger, featuring Armie Hammer in the starring role and Johnny Depp as Tonto.
The film takes place in 1869 and will be directed by Gore Verbinski, and will mark the 5th collaboration between Verbinski and Depp after the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and Rango.
According to the official press release, the film is described as:
A thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The film is expected to be released in theaters May 31, 2012.