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Johnny Depp no more the Lone Ranger

The production of the Johnny Depp starrer, The Lone Ranger, has been shut down by Disney.

hollywood Updated: Aug 16, 2011 00:28 IST
PTI

The production of the Johnny Depp starrer, The Lone Ranger, has been shut down by Disney. The abrupt move to kill a project that was set to begin shooting in the fall comes amid clashes with producer Jerry Bruckheimer over the budget for the project, which was scheduled to be released in December 2012.

The Lone Ranger was heralded by Disney as a potential franchise starring Depp as Tonto and actor Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger. Gore Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, was set to helm. But the move to shelve the project is a direct blow to Bruckheimer, who has produced the four mega-hit Pirates films for Disney. It also raises questions about whether Depp will agree to reprise his starring role in another Pirates film.

First Published: Aug 15, 2011 19:24 IST