The Lone Ranger Begins Production

After delays, near death and all sorts of other issues along the way, Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger” began filming on Tuesday.

Armie Hammer starts as the titular masked hero with Johnny Depp as his Native American side-kick Tonto in the Walt Disney film which Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

The project will film exteriors and studio work in New Mexico, along with location work in Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

Joining them are the likes of Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. The film remains on schedule for a May 31st 2013 release.