Johnny Depp Talks Lone Ranger Remake

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Johnny Depp is still set to star in The Lone Ranger reboot by Disney. 

“I think it’s going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet,” Depp said in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “What we’ve got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny.”

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Depp will play the role of Tonto in the remake.  Depp has a very interesting take on his role, which was always considered a secondary role in the original series.

“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.”

The remake will be produced by Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by the first Pirates director Gore Verbinski.

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Johnny Depp is arguably the best actor alive today. He's quite versatile and often plays nutty characters.

Depp got his start on the television series, 21 Jump Street. Since then, the Kentucky-born actor has gone on to star in major movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, all four of the Pirate of the Caribbean films, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, The Rum Diary, and Dark Shadows.

To say the least, this actor can pretty much play any role out there.

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