Johnny Depp has hung up his pirate’s hat and traded it in for face paint and a bird. He’s playing Tonto in Disney’s new take on “The Lone Ranger.”
Due out in July via super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, “The Lone Ranger” stars Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as John Reid, the film’s title character. Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, and Ruth Wilson, among others, also star.
The final “Lone Ranger” trailer shows Reid’s life before his fateful meeting with Tonto. The duo becomes fast friends, as Reid tells Tonto that instead of controlling the town and the industry with his comrades, he’d “rather be an outlaw.” Tonto gives Reid his trademark mask, crowning him The Lone Ranger.
“It’s a dysfunctional buddy movie,” director Gore Verbinski said of the movie last year. “It’s two guys who start literally and figuratively handcuffed together who end up on the same mission with completely different world views. They sort of rub off on one another. But they have plenty of disagreements.”
“The Lone Ranger” hits theaters on July 3.