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2012-10-04 13:55

Chuck Norris is not the cheesiest Texas Ranger of them all – that title belongs to The Lone Ranger.

But the masked crusader made flesh by Clayton Moore on TV has just upped his cool-factor in the movie version due for release next year.

That’s because it features Johnny Depp – as Tonto, The Lone Ranger’s sidekick. Trust film’s most interesting leading man to shrug off the hero role for the quirky one.

“Hi-Ho Silver! Away!” will be uttered by Armie Hammer, who made his big-screen splash as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network.

The film is a Jerry Bruckheimer production – and for this he reassembles the rest of the Pirates of the Caribbean creative team including director Gore Verbinski.

Filling out the cast are the likes of Helena Bonham Carter – a long-time collaborator of Depp’s as well as Tom Wilkinson and Barry Pepper.

» The Lone Ranger opens on South African screens on July 12 2013

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