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Armie Hammer: Native Americans on set loved ‘Lone Ranger’

LATIMES.COM – Only hours after a new trailer for “Lone Ranger” debuted online last week, the blogosphere flew into a tizzy questioning whether Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Tonto is racist.

In the upcoming western, Depp’s Tonto — the sidekick to a masked Texas ranger played by Armie Hammer — sports face paint and a headdress with a dead raven atop it. Some critics have taken issue with both Depp’s costume and the fact that the role was not portrayed by a Native American actor. (For the record, Depp told Entertainment Weekly that in 2011, “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line…. My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian.”)

But Depp’s co-star, 26-year-old Hammer, is puzzled by the claims of cultural insensitivity. The actor turned up in Las Vegas with Depp last Wednesday to unveil 20 minutes of new footage from the film to movie theater owners at CinemaCon. Before being honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at the conference a day later, Hammer defended his film’s depiction of Tonto, saying that the cast worked with many Native Americans on the project.

“They were nothing but excited about it. They loved it — they’re thrilled,” the actor said in an interview. “It’s so funny, because every Native American we talked to was like, ‘This is awesome! I’m so excited.’ And every white person we talked to was like, ‘How dare you cast a non-Native American?’ It’s like, the white people are the one who have the problem, but the Indians — the Native Americans — are like, ‘This is great. We love it.’”

“Lone Ranger,” which hits theaters over the July 4 weekend, has already faced a number of hurdles. In 2011, Walt Disney Studios was forced to halt production on the film and slash the movie’s growing budget. The studio says the film ended up costing about $225 million to produce.

In a summer filled with big-budget spectacle, Hammer believes “Lone Ranger” will stand out because at its core its “very grounded.”

“There are so many movies coming out this summer — “World War Z” and several big fictional films — but this movie seemed more non-fictional,” he said. “It’s very grounded. It’s very real. It’s about two guys and the stresses and pressure of having to work together and deal with each other and not liking each other but then realizing you need each other. It’s people. It’s not boom-boom and explosions.”




Armie Hammer Talks “True Artistic Spirit” Johnny Depp at CinemaCon

POPSUGAR.COM – Armie Hammer was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to promote his first big leading role in The Lone Ranger. We caught up with the actor just before he teamed up with his costar Johnny Depp for a Q&A about the film. Armie talked to us about the experience of shooting “in the middle of nowhere,” the karaoke parties the cast and crew shared at night, and why the “bohemian” Johnny is unique from the other great actors he’s worked with.




Fresh Footage Showcased In New ‘The Lone Ranger’ International Trailer

Following yesterday’s release of the new US trailer for ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Disney has set loose this latest international trailer for the action-adventure film.




‘The Lone Ranger’ CinemaCon Fan Event Interviews

Interview with Armie Hammer (John Reid) at the special Fan Event for the release of the new trailer for The Lone Ranger

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“The Lone Ranger” Live Stream Q&A

LATIMES.COM – The latest trailer for “The Lone Ranger” is set to be unveiled this afternoon, with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer participating in a live stream discussion about the clip and the movie, which will kick off at 1 p.m. PDT.

The promotional event comes on the heels of a new wave of character posters the studio released Tuesday and is part of Las Vegas’ CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors’ conference where the studios court the affection of movie theater owners across the country with elaborate presentations for their upcoming films.




‘The Lone Ranger’: Final theatrical trailer

EW.COM“All I know is that a man killed my brother,” says the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) in the new “final” theatrical trailer for Gore Verbinski’s summer blockbuster, which seems out to prove that sometimes you don’t need anything more than some trains and horses to make a thrilling adventure movie.

Up until this point, the trailers for The Lone Ranger seem to have assumed that everyone would know the basic story of the 1950s television series, or at least want to know why a dirt-covered Armie Hammer would be waking up on top of some very unstable looking scaffolding. Disney’s taken a different approach for the final theatrical trailer, teasing a little bit of back story before getting to Johnny Depp’s Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s disenchantment with the law, and all those epic train sequences.

John Reid (the not-yet Lone Ranger) is a “city boy” with a big fancy white hat who’s come back to the West to serve as a Texas Ranger alongside his brother. When the Rangers are ambushed and his brother killed, he meets up with Tonto (Johnny Depp) to seek justice. All they have to do is follow the silver, which leads to a variety of scuffles of course, including the pretty incredible looking bridge sequence that closes out the trailer.




Armie Hammer Talks ‘Lone Ranger’ and How He Can’t Escape being Asked about ‘Justice League’

COLLIDER.COM – Earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Walt Disney unveiled about twenty minutes of director Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger. Since I was on the red carpet waiting for the cast and filmmakers, I missed the screening. But talking to a few people that did see the footage, the consensus I heard was that it looked great and it was a lot better than all of them expected.

Shortly after walking off the stage, I landed a red carpet interview with Armie Hammer. We talked about what he went through trying to land the role, how much the script changed along the way and the supernatural/werewolves rumors, filming the train sequence practically, how he can’t escape being asked about Justice League, and he reveals that he’s about to sign a contract for a new movie role.




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Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer to Do Live ‘Lone Ranger’ Online Q&A

AP.ORG – Johnny Depp will answer fans’ questions about “The Lone Ranger” in a live online session.

Disney announced Thursday that Depp and co-star Armie Hammer will discuss the anticipated adventure film on April 17 after showing 20 minutes of exclusive footage to about 400 fans at a Las Vegas theater.

Director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also will participate in the session, which is to stream live on Yahoo Movies and Livestream.

Fans outside of Las Vegas can submit questions for “The Lone Ranger” team through Twitter and watch the film’s trailer online. The extended footage, though, is just for those in Las Vegas.

The promotion coincides with the annual CinemaCon convention, where Disney is expected to offer a similar presentation for theater owners. “The Lone Ranger” releases July 3.

AMC Theatres will be presenting a global live Q&A on Yahoo! Movies following a special screening of 20 minutes of exclusive footage from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ thrilling action adventure “The Lone Ranger” on April 17, 2013, at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas. The event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (PDT), gives 400+ fans the first look at select footage from the movie and features a live Q&A session with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer following the screening, with global live streaming beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PDT).

Film fans have an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion with the stars and filmmakers of “The Lone Ranger” by submitting questions via Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger. The Q&A will stream live on Yahoo! at: http://movies.yahoo.com/lone-ranger-live/.

In conjunction with the trailer launch, the “Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger Sweepstakes” will offer three lucky fans and their Kemosabes a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to view the footage and attend the live Q&A, where the winners will each be able to pose a question to a member of the cast or a filmmaker. Fans can enter the sweepstakes beginning today, March 28 th, through April 4 th. For information on eligibility, how to enter and official rules, visit: www.lonerangersweeps.com.*




CinemaCon 2013: Armie Hammer ‘It’s Been Fun’ Playing The Lone Ranger

ACCESSHOLLYWOOD.COM – Armie Hammer receives CinemaCon 2013’s “Male Star of Tomorrow Award” in Las Vegas where he chats with Access’ Billy Bush about how much “fun” he’s had playing and promoting “The Lone Ranger.” Also, he tells Billy co-star Johnny Depp is a great wingman.




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