The former member of rock acts The White Stripes and The Raconteurs Jack White will write, produce and perform the score for The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, it was announced April 26 at the film business conference CinemaCon.
Following the success of another rocker, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, who scored The Social Network, this soundtrack for The Lone Ranger marks the critically acclaimed White’s first feature film score, to include his rendition of the William Tell Overture, the theme song of The Long Ranger.
White just released his first solo album, Blunderbuss, this week with an all-female band on most of the 13 tracks.
Adapted from the long-running western radio and television series during the 1950s-‘60s, The Lone Ranger by Oscar winner Gore Verbinski (Rango, The Pirates of the Caribbean) shows the director's signature style of mixing action and humor.
Depp plays the American Indian Tonto and Hammer portrays the masked crusader John Reid aka the Lone Ranger as an unlikely pair of lawmen in the wild west.
The Lone Ranger hits theaters May 30-31, 2013 in North America, the UK, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Sweden, with releases more to follow.