The Lone Ranger

A Texas Ranger and a Native American warrior join forces for justice in this Old West adventure, opening July 3

Apr 29, 2013 | By Kelli Plasket
©2013 DISNEY

Tonto (played by Johnny Depp) and the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) team up for justice in this Western adventure

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material.

Release Date: July 3, 2013

Directed by Gore Verbinski

Starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bohman Carter

The Lone Ranger and Tonto, his Native American companion, are a well-known partnership in American folklore. The injustice-fighting characters first became popular in a long-running children's radio show in 1933. Over the next few decades, they went on to appear in multiple books, TV shows and movies. This summer, the filmmakers behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise are bringing the characters back to life in a new Old West adventure. In Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer stars as John Reid, a city lawyer who returns to the West to serve as a Texas Ranger. John Reid joins forces with Tonto, played by Johnny Depp, and becomes the infamous masked hero while seeking justice for the murder of his brother.

Did You Know?

Johnny Depp created the look of Tonto's makeup while on the set of Alice in Wonderland. "Johnny sent me a photograph of exactly the way he looks in the movie," producer Jerry Bruckheimer told TFK. "I didn't recognize him in the photograph." Depp told Entertainment Weekly magazine that he was inspired by a painting by artist Kirby Sattler called "I Am Crow."