For those who might be unfamiliar with the upcoming film starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and directed by Gore Verbinski ("Rango" and "Pirates of the Caribbean"), the big-screen retelling of the classic TV series is spinning the traditional tale on its head. The Ranger's trusty Native American sidekick Tonto (Depp) will be the main character in the film, with the Lone Ranger (Hammer) taking the backseat this time around.
Depp has previously told MTV News that he has "interesting" plans for the character and is eager for audiences to see Tonto and the Lone Ranger in a whole new light. "I like the character. I think I have interesting plans for the character, and I think the film itself could be entertaining and very funny," he said. "But also I like the idea of having the opportunity to make fun of the idea of the Indian as a sidekick — which has always been [the case] throughout the history of Hollywood. The Native American has always been a second-class, third-class, fourth-class citizen, and I don't see Tonto that way at all. So it's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans."
With Depp's and White's versatility at play in this production, audiences are definitely in for a unique moviegoing experience when "The Lone Ranger" hits theaters May 31, 2013.
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