Johnny Depp To Fund ‘The Lone Ranger’ Movie

19 Aug

Johnny Depp’s latest movie project ‘The Lone Ranger’ was reportedly cancelled by Disney last week due to increasing budget demands. The film which is based upon the popular radio and television series of the same name, was already in production, and a release date of December 21st, 2012, had been set.

Disney shut down all production of the film as soon as it became apparent that costs would exceed over £30million above the maximum budget set. However, it has now been reported that Johnny Depp has offered to fund the extra production costs himself, in order to continue work on the film.

Johnny Depp has to be one of the most dedicated actors in Hollywood, so it’s doesn’t come as a massive surprise that he has offered his own money to get the film going again. Depp was set to play the lead character’s sidekick ‘Tonto’ in the film, a role which he prepared greatly for and understandably wants to follow through.

Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three Pirate’s of the Caribbean films, was set to direct ‘The Lone Ranger’. The pair clearly work well together, so hopefully they can come to some sort of agreement with Disney, so that filming can continue.

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