Opening in theaters on July 3rd is the highly-anticipated action adventure western The Lone Ranger, which is based on the American Old West character serials of the same name. The film was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Gore Verbinski, the team behind the first Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer (Mirror Mirror) in the title role, and Johnny Depp (The Rum Diary) as his faithful sidekick Tonto. The film also features an excellent cast that includes Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight), James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3), Barry Pepper (True Grit), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Stephen Root (Office Space), and Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico and sitting down with William Fichtner to talk about his work on The Lone Ranger. The talented actor discussed the new movie, his familiarity with the source material, creating his unique character, working with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, what director Gore Verbinski brought to the film, his reaction the first time he saw Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in costume on set, what cowboy tricks he had to learn for the movie, why The Lone Ranger is his favorite Western, and his hopes for The Lone Ranger 2.
To watch our exclusive interview with William Fichtner about The Lone Ranger, please click on the video player above.
Native American warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of law, into a legend of justice.
The Lone Ranger opens in theaters on July 3rd.
To watch our exclusive interview with James Badge Dale about The Lone Ranger, please click here.
To watch our exclusive coverage from the red carpet premiere of The Lone Ranger, please click here.
Be sure to check back with IAR before the film's release date for more exclusive interviews with the cast of The Lone Ranger!