Jack White No Longer Scoring The Lone Ranger, Hans Zimmer Takes His Place
Jack White does have some experience working in the movie industry. In addition to giving permission for his songs to be used in a variety of films (the most recent being David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook), he has even done a bit of acting (notably playing Elvis Presley in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Georgia in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain. But for the last few months it looked like the rock and roll musician was getting ready to take his involvement with cinema to a new level. At CinemaCon in Vegas earlier this year it was announced that White had been hired to write the score for The Lone Ranger, the upcoming action flick from director Gore Verbinski and stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer).
Today, however, we have some bad news and some good news: the bad is that White is no longer going to be able to write the music for the movie. The good news is that they have found a more-than-suitable replacement. Deadline reports that White has been forced to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts (which wouldn't have happened if they hadn't taken 140 days to shoot the film), but Disney has already brought Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer on to replace him as composer. Zimmer, whose work was most recently heard in Christopher Nolan's Batman finale The Dark Knight Rises, has actually been working with Verbinski for years, having scored all of the filmmaker's Pirates of the Caribbean movies as well as Rango, The Ring and The Weatherman. But perhaps the best news out of all of this is that while White will no longer be writing the score, he still will be providing music for the soundtrack.
The Lone Ranger will be in theaters July 13 and you can see more from the movie, including the first two trailers, in our Blend Film Database.
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