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‘The Lone Ranger’: Jack White to score film; Johnny Depp talks Tonto

Sean Bailey, president of production at Walt Disney Studios, addresses the audience underneath a photo of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and the Lone Ranger. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Jack White will write and perform the score for the film, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said according to Entertainment Weekly. “We’re going to have a little rock ‘n’ roll score, and I can’t wait to hear his rendition of the ‘William Tell Overture,’” Bruckheimer added.

(The song is used as the “Lone Ranger” theme.)

Along with Alicia Keys, the White Stripes/Raconteurs frontman wrote the theme to the 2008 James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.” He also performed “Wayfaring Stranger” in the film “Cold Mountain.”

It’s not clear if White will have a cameo in the film, according to EW.

Johnny Depp was also on hand to promote the film, as well as make a great joke.

Kermit the Frog appears onstage dressed as the Lone Ranger during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Depp also touched on Bruckheimer’s vision for his character Tonto. “He’s got some interesting additions,” the actor said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will be told from Tonto’s point of view, with Armie Hammer playing the Lone Ranger.

“It’s the ‘Odd Couple’ meets ‘The Wild Bunch,’” Bruckhemier said.

Excited yet? Unfortunately, the wait for “The Lone Ranger” is far from over. The film’s release date is set for May 31, 2013.


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