The highly anticipated update of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer in the title role is officially underway.
The long-delayed project reunites Depp with his Oscar-winning Rango and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer is overseeing the production, shooting on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Of course, Hammer is hot off of his star-making performances in The Social Network and J. Edgar.
The new Lone Ranger is a revisionist take on the classic western hero's tale, this time told from the point of view of Tonto, the loyal Native American companion to the masked rider with a belt full of silver bullets.
The new movie promises to take 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."
Slated to open in theaters on May 31, 2013, The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.