Published: Jan 19, 2021
Johnny Depp 'Lone Ranger' movie. Johnny Depp will play Tonto in the 'Lone Ranger' film and talks about the upcoming Disney project. The actor will play the role of Tonto and the movie will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Disney is planning to put The Lone Ranger on the big screen. There are still few details about the new film. Depp, who stars in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, says he's looking forward to the new project.
"I think it's going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet," Depp said. The actor will play the role of Tonto in the project, which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with original Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski attached to helm. "What we've got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny."
Depp, who is part Cherokee, feels a special connection to the role of Tonto. "I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades," he says. "It's a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them. Tonto was a sidekick in all the Lone Ranger series. [This film] is a very different approach to that partnership. And a funny one I think."
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