Jack White to score ‘The Lone Ranger’

Disney taps Grammy-winner for blockbuster Western starring Johnny Depp

Hi-yo, Jack White!

Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled the Grammy-winning rocker to write, produce and perform the score for Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ upcoming adaptation of “The Lone Ranger.”

Project marks the first feature score for White, whose solo album “Blunderbuss” was released Tuesday.

“Jack’s an amazing songwriter with a unique style,” Bruckheimer told Variety. “We’re thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture.”

Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, “The Lone Ranger” is based on the popular television series from the 1950s and tells the story of a masked crime fighter (Hammer) and his Native American sidekick , Tonto, played by Depp.

Bruckheimer says the idea to hire White came from “Lone Ranger” helmer Gore Verbinski and Depp.

“Gore hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it,” Bruckheimer says. “We’re all very excited to have him on board.”

White first achieved notoriety as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the White Stripes and then as a member of the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. While “The Lone Ranger” is the songwriter’s first full pic score, he penned a song for the 2008 James Bond pic “Quantum of Solace” and also performed a track on the 2007’s “Cold Mountain.”

“The Lone Ranger,” produced by Bruckheimer, is now lensing filming in New Mexico and slated for release May 31, 2013.

More Music

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna Pleads for Equality at NAACP Image Awards: 'Tell Your Friends to Pull Up'

    Rihanna was the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award. The honor is bestowed on an entertainer whose commitment to philanthropy is unparalleled. Rihanna, whose chosen charities include the Clara Lionel Foundation, Raising Malawi and UNICEF and was honored as Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2017, was in attendance for the NAACP Image Awards show, [...]

  • Lizzo51st Annual NAACP Image Awards, Arrivals,

    NAACP Winners 2020: The Complete List

    The 51st annual NAACP Awards took place Saturday night in Los Angeles with Lizzo being named Entertainer of the Year. Warner Bros.’ legal drama “Just Mercy” nearly swept the top film awards, taking home best motion picture, ensemble, best actor (Michael B. Jordan) and supporting actor (Jamie Foxx). Lupita N’yongo won the best actress prize [...]

  • Yung Gravy

    Rapper Yung Gravy Brings 'Minnesota Nice' to Twin Cities: Concert Review

    There has always been a place for humor in rap, with a lineage reaching back to the Beastie Boys’ debut album or 2 Live Crew’s raunchy records in the eighties. The caveat for “funny” rap being that if you go the humorous route, you need to have your bars land right, and to do so [...]

  • BTS

    BTS Opens Up About the Past, Creativity and Inspiration for 'Map of the Soul: 7' (Watch)

    With a reported four million copies in worldwide pre-orders and their stars shining brighter than ever thanks to chart-topping albums and playing the world’s biggest stages, BTS’ just-released “Map of the Soul: 7” was sure to be a success no matter what it sounded like. But instead of resting on starpower, the record-breaking group decided [...]

  • Naim McNair Named Def Jam Senior

    Naim McNair Named Def Jam Senior VP of A&R

    In what may be the first signal of the next era of Def Jam Recordings, Naim McNair has been named senior VP of A&R at the company. The move comes just hours after it was confirmed that Paul Rosenberg, chairman and CEO of the label since January of 2018, is leaving his post at the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content