Jack White has signed on to write, produce and perform the score for a forthcoming remake of The Lone Ranger by Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Though White has contributed music to other movies, most notably Cold Mountain, this will be his first experience scoring a feature film.
The Lone Ranger will be directed by Gore Verbinski and will star Armie Hammer – best known for his turn as both Winklevoss twins in The Social Network – as the title character, and Johnny Depp as his sidekick, Tonto.
Jerry Bruckheimer described the project as being like "The Odd Couple meeting The Wild Bunch" yesterday at CinemaCon, an annual convention for theater owners. "We're going to have a little rock & roll score, and I can't wait to hear his rendition of the 'William Tell Overture,'" Bruckheimer said of White's involvement.