Johnny Depp rights Lone Ranger’s wrongs

He has been roped in for the movie adaptation of Disney TV series Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp has been roped in for the movie adaptation of Disney TV series Lone Ranger. In the movie, he says he will try to remove some ugliness "thrown on native Americans".

Depp will be seen is as Tonto, who is the Lone Ranger's sidekick in the TV show, but in the movie, the roles will be altered and Lone Ranger will be Tonto's sidekick, reports contactmusic.com.

"I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going, ‘Why is the f*****g Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do,'" Depp told ew.com. "I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — "eliminate" isn't possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head," he added.