The classic Wild West story that was first told on US radio in the 1930s before its popular TV show adaptation will be helmed by Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, also starring Depp.
"The Lone Ranger" banked on up-and-comer Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") for the title role of a former Texas Ranger on a quest for vengeance. Johnny Depp plays his sidekick Tonto.
Tom Wilkinson ("The Green Hornet") will play the main antagonist, and Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, William Fichtner and Ruth Wilson are also part of the cast.
"The Lone Ranger" will hit North American theaters on July 3, 2013. — AFP-Relaxnews