Jack White to Score Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'
Jack White is set to score Disney's highly-anticipated film "The Lone Ranger."
White, known for his success with bands The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, is preparing to score his first feature film. The Walt Disney Studios announced at CinemaCon that White will write, produce and perform the score for the 2013 adventure film.
White has previously contributed to motion picture soundtracks. He collaborated with Alicia Keys on the song "Another Way to Die" from the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" and he performed five songs for the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack.
White also came out with his first solo album, "Blunderbuss," on April 24. The album marks White's first solo effort and features his new single "Love Interruption."
"Lone Ranger" comes from the filmmakers of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series and sees Tonto, played by Johnny Depp, joining forces with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman in a "fight for justice." Tonto is described as a "spirit warrior on a personal quest," and Reid becomes a masked avenger nicknamed the Lone Ranger.
The franchise began as a radio series in the 1930s and inspired films, television shows, comic books and records, as well as the spin-off "The Green Hornet." The "Lone Ranger" franchise sees the main character and Tonto fighting crime in the Old West and spurred the hero's catchphrase, "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" which he shouts it to his horse.
The "Lone Ranger" movie is directed by Gore Verbinski, who directed Depp in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who also worked on the hit Disney franchise.
Depp recently explained his Tonto transformation, saying that he got inspiration for his character's look from Kirby Saddler's paining "I Am Crow." The inspiration can clearly be recognized from Sattler's headpiece, which features a crow and black crow feathers, which flow into the man's long black hair.
Bruckheimer and Depp have previously collaborated on the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and Verbinski directed the first three films. The screenwriters of the film franchise, Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, also penned the script for "The Lone Ranger," along with Justin Haythe. He wrote the screenplay of the 2008 movie "Revolutionary Road," which united "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
"The Lone Ranger" also stars Tom Wilkinson and Barry Pepper, who both starred in the 2011 mini-series "The Kennedys," and Helena Bonham Carter, who appeared with Depp in films directed by his friend and her life partner, Tim Burton, such as "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "Alice In Wonderland."
Production on "the Lone Ranger" was delayed last year due to budget issues. Filming began in mid-February. The movie is set for release on May 31, 2013.