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Jack White Saddles Up To Score ‘The Lone Ranger’

Jack White Saddles Up To Score 'The Lone Ranger'

The filmmakers behind “The Lone Ranger” haven’t been wasting any time in getting the word out that this won’t just be a standard reboot of the show your Dad falls asleep watching reruns of on the couch at 2 a.m. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted out the first look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer over a month ago, and the cast hasn’t been camera shy with people dropping by the set either. But this is perhaps the biggest indication that it will be a departure from the television staple.

Disney has announced that former White Stripes frontman and non-stop rock ‘n’ roller Jack White will be writing the score for the film. And in a nice bit of contrived coincidence, White also has a new album, Blunderbuss, in stores today. Ahhh, synergy. But cynicism aside, this is a pretty adventurous and smart hire. The idea to have him score the film was apparently concocted by director Gore Verbinski and part-time guitarist/star of the movie, Johnny Depp. For Verbinski, this follows in the footsteps of his last western (of sorts), the animated “Rango” that had Hans Zimmer working with Rodrigo Y Gabriela on the score. And this looks like another ambitious choice that will bring an adventurous spirit to the proceedings.

While he hasn’t done a full film score before, White has penned tunes for movies, including “Another Way To Die” for “Quantum of Solace” and appeared in and contributed a cover of “Wayfaring Stranger” to “Cold Mountain.” But with much more room to play in, and a whole film to work with, we’re definitely curious to see what he pulls together this time around. Anyone for a Depp guitar solo somewhere?

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