Tuesday, January 24, 2012
'Lone Ranger' starts New Mexico shoot in February
It looks like big-budget The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp as Tonto will be almost entirely a New Mexico shoot, according to this New Mexico newspaper report and this report that says filming will be in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and elsewhere through August. No mention of any Texas shoot despite earlier scouts in the Marfa/Alpine area. Also no mention of Louisiana, which had been in the filming mix.
Elizabeth Gabel, a casting agent in New Mexico, has more info, including that extras will first be used in March.
Also of interest, this site lists some cast names I hadn't seen before, including Tom Wilkinson, Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper and Timothy Hutton. Armie Hammer is the Lone Ranger.
It also appears the working title (which could just be an attempt to lower the film's profile while shooting) is Silver Bullet.