How did 'The Lone Ranger' movie starring Johnny Depp finally get the green light from Disney? The filmmakers re-did the production plan, cut some scenes and searched for tax incentives -- oh, they also laid off a ton of crew members. As producer Jerry Bruckheimer told The Hollywood Reporter, Disney wanted to scrap an estimated $45 million from the film's budget (from $260 million down to $215 million), so they decided to group together shooting days that required a lot of extras and crew, instead of alternating between "big crowd" scenes one day and very small ones the next. This way, the producers were able to lay off the extra staff for the days they didn't need them.
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