Johnny Depp, he’s played all sorts of characters. He’s been the Mad Hatter, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hunter S. Thompson, a boy with scissors for hands and who can forget his portrayal of Sweeney Todd. And now he’s taking on a whole different iconic figure, Tonto of Lone Ranger fame.
Johnny Depp will be playing Tonto “a spirit warrior on a personal quest,” as he “joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger,” in The Lone Ranger
This Walt Disney film is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (he makes blockbusters) and directed by Gore Verbinski (he directed Johnny Depp in the Pirated of the Caribbean movies as well as Rango)
But you’ll have to wait to see the whole thing. The Lone Ranger is slatted to be released in May of 2013.
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