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The Lone Ranger is a 2013 American western action film produced by Walt Disney P ictures and Jerry Bruckheimer

Films and directed by Gore Verbinski. Based on the radio series of the same name, the film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the narrato r of the events, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (The Lone Ranger). It relates Ton to's memories of the duo's earliest efforts to subdue the immoral actions of the corrupt and bring justice in the American Old West. William Fichtner, Barry Pep per, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale, Tom Wilkinson and Helena Bonham Carter also are featured in supporting roles. The film marks the first theatrical film featu ring the Lone Ranger and Tonto characters in more than 32 years.[4] Filming was plagued with production problems and budgetary concerns, which at on e point led to the film's premature cancellation.[5] The Lone Ranger was release d theatrically in the United States on July 3, 2013. The film received mixed to negative reviews and was a commercial failure, grossing $260 million worldwide a gainst an estimated $225 million production budget plus an additional $150 milli on marketing budget. Contents [hide] 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 3.1 Development 3.1.1 Setback 3.2 Filming 3.3 Music 3.4 Costumes 4 Release 4.1 Home media 5 Reception 5.1 Box office 5.2 Critical response 5.3 Casting debate 5.4 Accolades 6 References 7 External links Plot[edit] At a sideshow in a San Francisco fair in 1933, a boy, Will, who idolizes a legen d known as the Lone Ranger, encounters Tonto, an elderly Comanche Native America n Indian, who proceeds to recount his experiences with the Old West adventurer. In Colby, Texas on March 18, 1869, lawyer John Reid returns home via the uncompl eted Transcontinental Railroad, managed by railroad tycoon Latham Cole. Unknown to Reid, the train is also carrying Tonto and outlaw Butch Cavendish, who is bei ng transported for his hanging after being captured by Dan Reid, John's Texas Ra nger brother. Cavendish's gang rescues Butch and derails the train. Tonto is jai led and Dan deputizes John as a Texas Ranger, and with six others, they go after the Cavendish gang. Cavendish's men ambush and kill their pursuers in a canyon and Cavendish cuts ou t and eats Dan's heart. Tonto, who has escaped from jail, comes across the dead men and buries them. However, a white spirit horse awakens John as a "spirit wal ker", and Tonto explains John cannot be killed in battle. Tonto also tells him C ollins, one of the Rangers, betrayed Dan and is working with Cavendish, whom Ton to believes is a "wendigo". As John is thought to be dead, he wears a mask to pr otect his identity from enemies. Tonto gives John a silver bullet made from the fallen Rangers' badges and tells him to use it on Cavendish. At a brothel Collins recently visited, Red Harrington informs them about Dan and Collins' fight over a cursed silver rock. Meanwhile, Cavendish's men, disguised as Comanches, raid frontier settlements. John and Tonto arrive after raiders ab duct Dan's widow and son, Rebecca and Danny. Regretting his earlier actions, Col lins attempts to help Rebecca and Danny escape but is shot dead by Cole, who res cues them. Claiming the raiders are hostile Comanches, Cole announces the contin ued construction of the railroad and dispatches United States Cavalry Captain Ja

John declines and rides off with Tonto. Tonto steals the train with the silver.[6][8] Travis Hammer portrays the younger Butch seen i n flashbacks.[7] Joseph E.y Fuller to exterminate the Comanche. in exchange for a pocket watch. both Cavendish and Fuller ar e killed while Rebecca and Danny are rescued.[6] William Fichtner as Butch Cavendish. Will puts his mask on and glances back toward the tent where Tonto stood. and Cole. John pursues both train s. Tonto gives him a silver bullet and tells him to decide for himself. T onto had rescued Cavendish and Cole from near-death and showed them the location of a silver mine. the aged narrator of the events of his life as a Comanche Indian who recruited John Reid to bring justice to those responsible for massacr ing his tribe during his childhood. Riding the horse. Armie Hammer as John Reid. Cast[edit] Johnny Depp as Tonto. Tonto confronts Cole and reveals h imself by returning the watch he traded years ago. who To nto believes is a wendigo. The town and railroad enterprise recognize John (whose identity is still unknown to them) as a hero and offer him a law-enforcement position. Foy portrays Tonto as a child. The tribe leader tells John of Tonto's past: As a boy. and John is taken back to the silver mine to be executed. Cavendish and Fuller pursue him in a second train on which Reb ecca and Danny are being held captive. The character wears black-and-white face paint and a decease d crow on his head. Realizing that Cole is too powe rful to be taken down lawfully. but John refuses and tells Tonto what the Comanche chief told him. With Red's help. However. Cole reveals his true plan: to take complete control of the railroad company and use the mined silver to gain more power. Fuller sid es with Cole. Tom Wilkinson as Latham Cole. Will questions the truth of the tale. A credits scene shows an elderly Tonto wearing a suit and carrying a suitcase wa lking through a canyon.[6] Helena Bonham Carter as Red Harrington. th ey capture Cavendish after killing his men. John's older brother who is killed by Cavendish. Before departing. leaving Tonto with great guilt making himself believe t hat the men were possessed by evil spirits within the silver and vowed to find a nd kill them both. a ruthless and cannibalistic outlaw.[9] Steve Corona portrays the younger Cole seen in flashbacks. Tonto and John escape as the cavalry attack the Comanche. a burly and unscruplous railroad tycoon. Fearing that if his actions are publicly revealed he'll be charged as a war criminal. but John knocks him unconsciou s and brings in Cavendish alive. originally a morally scrupulous lawyer. who protects his identity as "The Lone Ranger". Tonto demands that John use the silv er bullet to kill Cavendish. Back in 1933. Tonto attempts to kill Cavendish.[6] and terrorizing frontier Texas settlement s during the 1800s. Tonto rescues him and the two flee as the C omanche attack and are massacred by the cavalry. Upon returning Cavendish to Cole and Fuller's c ustody. After a furious chase and fights on both trains.[1 0] . a masked vigi lante who seeks the perpetrators responsible for his brother's death. Dan's wife (later widow) and John's love interest/s ister-in-law. Rebecca and Danny are held hostage. an ivory-legged brothel madam who assist s Reid and Tonto. John and Tonto rob a bank to steal nitroglycerin and use it to destroy a railroad bridge. Ruth Wilson as Rebecca Reid. John dons the mask again. At the silver mine. At the site of the union of the Transcontinental Railroad. The men murdered the tribe to keep the mine a secret. Cole's role in the silver mining operation is revealed. only to see a crow fly there. later deputiz ed a Texas Ranger. leaving Cole to drown buried beneath the silver ore after the train plunges off the severed bridge into the r iver below. A Comanche tribe captures John and Tonto soon after the pair finds railroad trac ks in Indian territory. James Badge Dale as Dan Reid.

The Weinstein Company and its home-video division Genius Produc ts planned to partner with the UK-based Entertainment Rights on a deal for homevideo. Under the plan. Production[edit] Development[edit] In January 2007.[20] and entered final negotiation in March 2008. entered negotiations to direct Lone Ranger. who was then directing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time fo r Bruckheimer and Disney. in April 2009. Damon Herriman as Ray. including a plot element invol ving werewolves. The Lone Ranger was among those Classic Media prope rties. We don't have a director yet. John's nephew.[15] Instead. producer J erry Bruckheimer and Entertainment Rights by May 2007 had set the film up at Wal t Disney Pictures as Lone Ranger. Mike Newell.[28 ][29][30] . who had worked with Bruckheimer and D isney on the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.[11] Lew Temple as Hollis. digital. G enius would distribute six to twelve Entertainment Rights / Classic Media proper ties annually on home media.[11] J D Cullum as Wendell.[27] Actor Armie Hammer was selected to play the Lone Ranger." Bruckheimer commented.[13] Joaquín Cosío as Jesús. "The priority is most definit ely Pirates 4. Barry Pepper as Captain Jay Fuller. and until Depp finished fi lming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.[22] The Elliot/Rossio script had a supernatural tone.[16][17] which was acquired by DreamWorks Animation and renamed as DreamWorks Classics. another member of Butch's gang."[25 ] In September of 2010. a traitorous Deputy Ranger secretly working with Butch. a member of Butch's gang.[24] Howeve r. president of the Transcontinental Railroad Company. another member of Butch's gang. Rebecca and Dan's son. Saginaw Grant as Chief Big Bear. wh ich Entertainment Rights had just announced a deal to acquire. were being considered to writ e the script. and video-game distribution of properties from Classic Media.[2] and subsequently was rewritten by Justin Haythe. a young boy living in 1930s San Francisco. Stephen Root as Habberman. Bruckheimer explained the following June that he wanted to wait before hiring a director.[6 ] Mason Cook as Will.[11] James Frain as Barret.Bryant Prince as Danny Reid. one of Cole's industry foremen. Gore Verbinski was hired to direct.[2] Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. including Classic Media.[12] Harry Treadaway as Frank. leader of the Comanche.[23] In May 2009.[18][19] While ownership of the Lone Ranger property was shifting ambiguously.[14] Leon Rippy as Collins.[21] Disney then a nnounced in September 2008 that Johnny Depp would be portraying Tonto. Verbinski had sugges ted giving the role of Tonto to Depp while filming the second Pirates of the Car ibbean film. until Newell completed Prince of Persia.[26] Filming was slated to begin after Depp finished work on Dark Sh adows. "They are going to cast the title role on ce they get a director and Disney greenlights. a role that Bruckheimer described as being written for "a young Jimmy Stewart character". a corrupted United States Cavalry officer. a Deputy Ranger. Boomerang Media bought out Entertainment Righ ts' holdings. under the leadership of then studio chairman D ick Cook.