Armie Hammer officially cast as 'Lone Ranger'
By Adnan Tezer May 18, 2011, 19:21 GMT
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Armie Hammer has closed a deal to play the Lone Ranger in Disney's bigscreen version of the iconic "The Lone Ranger," opposite Johnny Depp as Tonto.
According to Variety, Gore Verbinski is directing from a script by Justin Haythe.
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing with a fall 2012 release date planned.
Shooting is expected to begin after Depp wraps Warner's “Dark Shadows.”
"The Lone Ranger" was created by George W. Trendle and developed by Fran Striker.
The title character is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West who rights the injustices he encounters with the aid of his wise Native American companion, Tonto.
"The Lone Ranger" premiered on radio in 1933, leading to nearly 3,000 radio shows, while the TV series with Clayton Moore ran for five seasons beginning in 1949.
Many of the sayings on the show, ("Kemo Sabe," "Hi-ho, Silver, away," "Who was that masked man, anyway?") have become embedded in pop culture as well as the theme music from the William Tell Overture.
Reruns of the original TV show are still broadcast today, sixty-two years after their initial broadcast.
Hammer is best known for playing the Winklevoss twins in Sony's "The Social Network."
He recently wrapped Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar" and will play the prince in Relativity's untitled Snow White film with Lily Collins playing Snow White.