added: Wed, Apr 17th '13
Johnny Depp gets top billing. But Armie Hammer is the man behind the mask in Gore Verbinski's upcoming western-actioner "The Lone Ranger," which tells the story of a simple lawman, who returns from the edge of death to transform into a righteous masked hero. Hammer's title character receives a sizable spotlight in the film's newest trailer, released today. It reveals his brother was murdered, setting off a high-stakes quest to find the killer, in which the justice-seeking ranger is forced to rely on the strengths of his new mystical sidekick, Tonto (Depp).
Train chases, pistol fights, sticks of dynamite, and genuine horseplay. It's another popcorn spectacle from the team that brought us the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. Will this new version of Tonto rank next to Jack Sparrow as one of Depp's greatest film characters? We'll have to wait and see when the movie opens nationwide on July 3rd. Until then, watch the brand-new trailer, posted above.
"The Lone Ranger" is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice -- taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
directed by Gore Verbinski
starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson
release date July 3, 2013