Musician Jack White Composing the Score in Disney's 'Lone Ranger'
by Ethan Anderton
April 24, 2012
Though many of you might know him better from his work with the musical duo The White Stripes, singer, songwriter and amazing guitarist (watch It Might Get Loud if you don't believe me) Jack White just made a splash today with his debut solo album Blunderbuss, a fantastic achievement in music that proves he's one of the most original and hard-working musicians today. Now he can add another notch to his belt as a film composer as Disney announced today at CinemaCon that White will write, produce and perform the score for The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer as the titular hero and Johnny Depp as the loyal Tonto.
Here's a decent example of the ambiance White's talents with a guitar can bring to The Lone Ranger:
If you're not a fan of his vocals, it's an acquired taste, but it's his instrumental work that will be key in this case, and it's impeccable (though I hope he also composes a song for the film, which he's done before in Another Way to Die with Alicia Keys for Quantum of Solace, a theme that I particularly enjoyed). In addition to his aforementioned musical work, White has also been a part of the successful and also stellar groups The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. His folksy, rock-centric style makes White the perfect man to score the film. He should create a contemporary Wild West flare, and I can't wait to hear his work.