After weeks of back and forth, it appears 'The Lone Ranger' with Johnny Depp will actually happen at Disney. Deadline reports that Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer reached an agreement on the production budget, meaning filming should start sometime later this year. Disney initially balked at what was reported as a budget of nearly $250 million. No figures are currently available but it was assumed the studio would go forward with the film if Bruckheimer and Verbinski could get the cost in the $215 million range.
Initially scheduled for Dec. 21, 2012, 'The Lone Ranger' stars Depp as Tonto, Armie Hammer as the titular hero and newcomer Ruth Wilson as the female lead. Written by Justin Haythe ('Revolutionary Road'), it was reported that the script featured three high-priced train derailments.

[via Deadline]

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