Jack White to write and perform Lone Ranger film score

  • 25 April 2012
  • From the section Music
Jack White
Jack White's first solo album, Blunderbuss, came out this week

Jack White will write, produce and perform the film score for the upcoming Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp.

The movie is due out in May 2012 and it will be the first time the former White Stripes front man has written a complete film score.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Variety he was excited to have White on board and said Johnny Depp was "thrilled" at the news.

White's solo album, Blunderbuss, was released on Monday.

"Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture," said Jerry Bruckheimer.

The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the native American sidekick of the Wild West crime fighter.

The Lone Ranger himself is played by Armie Hammer, who played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network.

Jack White does have previous experience of working on films.

He wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace with Alicia Keys.

The 36-year-old played his first UK solo show in London on 23 April and also has gigs lined up for June, including a performance at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.