Thank you Jerry Bruckheimer!
The super producer gave fans a twitter peek at the often stalled, but now moving forward flick The Lone Ranger.
The photo shows Johnny Depp in full make-up and costume as Tonto, standing behind Armie Hammer‘s suave-looking Lone Ranger.
Depp, 48, has spoken of his Native American heritage and how he wanted this version of Tonto to be more accurate and less of a stereotype than the original TV series character.
“I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here,” Depp said. “That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”
Depp rallied for his Pirates and Rango director, Gore Verbinski to helm this although it hit a script snag. The movie was temporarily shelved in August of 2011 but the film is back on track.
[image: Jerry Bruckheimer's twitter]
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