Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo of Johnny Depp as Tonto and Arnie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Bruckheimer is producing the Disney film, starring actor Depp as the lead role. Also starring in the movie is Tom Wikinson, William Fichtner, Berry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Carter.
The Lone Range is an action adventure, in which Tonto recounts untold tales that turn lawman, John Reid, into a legend of justice. The two unlikely heros team up to fight against greed and corruption.
This film project was nearly canned before it left developing, due to budget issues. Bruckheimer and Verbinski managed to get the budget under $200 million, and that kicked the film production into a new gear.
Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lone Ranger hits theaters on May 31, 2013.