Hans Zimmer to Replace Jack White as Composer on The Lone Ranger

Although it was previously announced that musician Jack White would make his debut as a cinematic composer on Gore Verbinski’s upcoming The Lone Ranger, Indiewire reports that scheduling conflicts have forced him to leave the project and that Hans Zimmer will serve as his replacement.

Zimmer has previously worked with Verbinski on films like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Weather Man and, most recently, Rango.

Opening on May 31, 2013, The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.