The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures action Western film “Lone Ranger” is now filming in the Los Angeles area, after completing principal photography in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. The extras casting director is seeking Mexican and Native American Women, Children, and elderly Men to work on the film as fully paid featured background performers. The scenes to be filmed will recreate an 1800’s Comanche village. The exact shooting dates have not been determined yet, but are highly likely to be in mid-late September, 2012.
John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate
and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Walt Disney Pictures have begun principal photography on the star studded feature film “The Lone Ranger”. Shooting is taking place in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah through July 20, 2012. The casting director is seeking Caucasian men and women, Native American men, and Asian men to work as extras. Open casting calls are scheduled for March and April, 2012 in Colorado and Utah. New Mexico open casting calls have already taken place.
The Walt Disney Pictures has come to financial terms with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp, and other key members of the cast and crew of “The Lone Ranger”. Changes include a reduction in the budget from $250 million to approximately $200 million. Filming will still take place in New Mexico, however some additional filming will be done in Utah instead of Texas. The film’s remaining supporting players are still being cast in Los Angeles, and smaller speaking roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles for the film’s stars are being cast in New Mexico and Utah.
On Friday August 12, 2011 Disney cancelled pre-production on “The Lone Ranger”. Budget limits with the director is being reported as the reason for the shutdown. The extras casting director for “The Lone Ranger”, Elizabeth Gabel, made the following statement to the Las Cruces Sun-News on Saturday August 13, 2011 – “I can confirm that ‘Silver Bullet’ (the working title for ‘The Lone Ranger’) has been shut down and the casting call has been canceled, at this time I do not have anymore details”.
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