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Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer ride to the rescue in the big-screen “The Lone Ranger”. Despite the name, the hero of this “re-imagining” of the classic Western hero is actually Depp’s Tonto. Then again, that’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? Let’s see — who should I let front my movie, the guy who has already sold a billion movie tickets, or the guy whose name sounds like he should be doing construction instead. But I digress. The big-budget Disney flick is directed by Depp’s “Pirates” buddy Gore Verbinski, whose name also makes me think he should be doing bloody slasher movies instead of family PG-13 entertainment. But that’s neither here nor there, so let’s just pretend I didn’t say it. Anyhoo. Look, “The Lone Ranger” teaser trailer!
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life 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.
Also starring Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, James Frain, and Ruth Wilson.
Gallopin’ into theaters May 31, 2013.
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