Last weekend Walt Disney held its annual Disney Trading event at Epcot. There, attendees got their first look at a design for Tonto and Lone Ranger Vinylmation toys. It is the first look the public has had at any merchandise related to the new Lone Ranger movie now in production.The toys are scheduled to reach stores in March.
The movie stars Johnny Depp at Tonto and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger. It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2013.
Johnny Depp in his Tonto makeup poses with a fan.
Wranglers at work on the set in Monument Valley.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and other folks have Tweeted and posted several more pictures and a video from the Lone Ranger set locations. A few of them are posted above and below.
For those who thought “The Lone Ranger, Tonto and Me” book project had ridden off into the sunset, think again. The book is back on track and in need of your help. We are seeking stories about how you, the fan, have been affected by your interest in The Lone Ranger. This book is a kind of “Chicken Soup for the Lone Ranger Soul” if you will. We want to share your stories of how being a fan of the masked man shaped your life. If you have stories of interactions with the many actors who have played the parts of The Lone Ranger and Tonto, we want to hear about them. Please include any photos you feel might help tell your story or let people know who you are (mug shot). Most of the early submissions for the book vanished a couple years ago in a computer crash. We still have the stories from those who have submitted since then or sent their information by postal mail. Please feel free to verify by email that we have your submission. The deadline is November 30, 2012.
Please email stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Lone Ranger book” in the subject line. Postal submissions can be sent to: Joe Southern, 1100 West Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Please note that we will make every attempt to return pictures mailed to us with a SASE, but we cannot guarantee safe return. Now, return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear…
Do you fit the bill? The casting agent for the Lone Ranger movie portions to be filmed in Colorado and Utah are looking for some rather unique individuals. See the posting below. If interested, visit Facebook and search for Lone Ranger Casting. CASTING NOTICES!!! MUST LIVE IN UTAH OR COLORADO. Please if you or anyone you know, fits any of these categories, please have them email: Tontocast@yahoo.com and please put the category you are responding to in the subject line. OVERWEIGHT WOMAN Age 25-60's. We are looking for a minimum weight of 500 lbs if possible. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. VERY TALL MAN Age 18-60. Minimum height of 7'9. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. EXTREMELY THIN/GAUNT MAN Age 18-60. MUST be VERY VERY thin. Please put height and weight in NOTES section. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. ADULT TWINS Must be over age 18. Must be height 4' or less. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. MAN WITH STRONG FACIAL FEATURES Age 18-50. MUST have strong facial features: large forehead, pronounced eyes & lips. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. PERSON WITHOUT ARMS Male or female, age 18-60 without arms. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. PERSON WITHOUT LEGS Male or female, age 18-60 without legs. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. PERSON WITH LARGE HEAD Male or Female, age 18-60. Must have large head. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah. Rates are negotiable. LITTLE PEOPLE Adults, men or women, age 18-75, from 3'0" to 4'5" tall. We will provide transportation, meals, housing within the state of Utah or Colorado. Rates are negotiable.
Principle photography on the long-awaited Lone Ranger movie will begin Feb. 28, a spokesperson for producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger. It is directed by Gore Verbinski and will shoot through the summer in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Disney has scheduled it for release in May of 2013.
Disney has tapped William Fichtner to replace Dwight Yoakam as Butch Cavendish in The Lone Ranger. According to Deadline.com, Fichtner will play the bad guy that Yoakam was set to take on before the actor-singer dropped out Friday because of a scheduling conflict. Fichtner just completed filming Elysuim for Sony and MRC with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, as well as Phantom opposite Ed Harris and David Duchovny.
OPEN CALL FOR MOVIE EXTRAS! posted by tontocast Share This Event | When: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM Sunday, April 1 Where: MOAB VALLEY INN, 711 S. MAIN STREET, MOAB, UT 84532 MUST BE AGE 18 AND OVER Description: We are casting a Disney Western filming in Moab, UT and Creede, CO Summer 2012. Sande Alessi Casting-the Los Angeles based Casting Directors of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Glee”, “The Social Network” and hundreds more amazing projects, will be holding an open casting call in your area. Moab: Looking for ALL TYPES of men and women… ages 18 to 90s, all ethnicities. MUST BE OVER 18. Extreme character types - thin, tall, short, skinny, odd features, huge nose, eyes, ears, lazy eye, grizzled and wrinkled faces, odd body types. Looking for tall adults over 6’6 Looking for short adults with heights ranging from 3’0 to 4’5 Looking for people with any special abilities or circus type performers. The Lone Ranger Open Casting Call Schedule Casting All Types in Moab, Utah Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Your arrival time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm Moab Valley Inn 711 S. Main Street Moab, Utah 84532 MUST BE AGE 18 AND OVER. BRING a 3 x 5 current color photo. (Does NOT have to be professional.) No wigs, makeup or sunglasses in photos and please shoot it from the waist up. BRING a pen or pencil. You do not need to prepare for an audition, we will be simply meet you, have you fill out a registration card, attach your photo and send you on your way. You must be 18 years or older, have a social security number and valid ID. You must be legal to work in the U.S. Though free parking is provided, please bring change for parking meters in the event that the lot is full. Thank you, and we can’t wait to meet you all!! If you LIVE in the Creede or Moab area and will miss our open call you may still be considered for the film. Please mail in a current color 3 x 5 photo. Please do not mail in an 8 x 10 photo unless you submit a 3 x 5 photo along with it. Photos do not have to be professional. Do not wear any wigs or makeup in your photo and shoot it from the waist up. Please include your height, weight, shirt, coat and pants size, phone numbers and email address. Please submit by mailing it to: Sande Alessi Casting 13731 Ventura Blvd. 2nd Floor Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Please let us know which area you live in and it’s driving distance to Creede, CO or Moab, UT. Write the name of your city on the front of the envelope, for example Attn: Creede Local hire/Pueblo resident or Moab Local hire/Cortez resident, etc. You can also see this information on our website at www.SandeAlessiCasting.com Details: Price:$. Must come to open call. Website:http://www.sandealessicasting.com Email:email@example.com
It looks like Lone Ranger bad guy Butch Cavendish has claimed his first victim -- the actor set to portray him in the new movie. Singer/actor Dwight Yoakam has bowed out of the villainous role siting scheduling conflicts. Here's hoping it doesn't hold up production too long to find is replacement.
By Lone Ranger Casting Casting ALL TYPES in Durango, CO Friday, March 23, 2012 Your arrival time: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm Fort Lewis College Department Of Theater 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301 Casting MEN ONLY in Alamosa, CO Sunday, March 25th 2012 Your arrival time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm Adams State College Theater Main Street Alamosa, CO 81101 Casting MEN ONLY in Colorado Springs,CO Monday, March 26th 2012 Your arrival time: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, or 6:00pm Theatreworks UCCS/University Hall 3955 Regent Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Casting ALL TYPES in Moab, UT Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Your arrival time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm Moab Valley Inn 711 S. Main Street Moab, Utah 84532