Jack White To Score Disney's THE LONE RANGER; New Synopsis Revealed
Jack White fans will be pleased to hear that the musician will score Disney's The Lone Ranger. The following press release from Disney also seems to feature a new synopsis for the movie, and reveals that the story will unfold in flashback as recounted by Johnny Depp's Tonto..
The former White Stripes front-man will write the score for Gore Verbinski's take on the legendary Western hero. Funnily enough, he also has a new album in the works! Click for the press release..
The Walt Disney Studios announced today at CinemaCon that Jack White will write, produce and perform the score for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ highly anticipated The Lone Ranger. White, who today released his first solo album “Blunderbuss” to critical acclaim, is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer who first achieved notoriety as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band The White Stripes and then as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. The Lone Ranger will mark White’s first foray into feature film scoring. The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, 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 recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, 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. The Lone Ranger is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and hits theaters May 31, 2013.
Apparently it was Verbinski and part-time musician Depp that pushed for White to get the gig. As is mentioned above, White has not scored a movie before buy has written tunes for a few, including "Another Way To Die" for Quantum Of Solace and a very nice rendition of "Wayfaring Stanger" for Cold Mountain.
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