‘The Lone Ranger’ Trailer: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer Fight for Justice (VIDEO)

A new trailer for Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger has been released — and this one gives viewers some insight into the friendship between Johnny Depp’s Tonto and Armie Hammer‘s masked ranger.

Depp has played everything from dirty pirates and clueless vampires to eccentric chocolatiers and mad hatters, but in Lone Ranger he’ll step into the iconic role of Tonto, the Native American companion to Hammer’s ex-Texas Ranger. As the trailer explains, it’s Tonto who encourages the ranger to fight for justice.

There come a time when good men must wear mask,” Depp, as Tonto, says. 

Based on the popular radio show-turned-television program from the 1950s, Lone Ranger follows the dynamic duo as they fight for justice in the Old West.

“What was exciting for me was to play the classic character of Tonto,” Depp said during an interview at CinemaCon 2012. “To take that shape, let’s say, and mess around with it… It is a very rock ‘n’ roll  version of The Lone Ranger. It’s very fast-paced. It’s high-velocity, and it’s also quite funny.”

The film is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2013. Lone Ranger also stars Depp’s frequent on-screen partner Helena Bonham Carter as Red.

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‘Lone Ranger’ Star Armie Hammer Rescues Woman From L.A. Car Crash (REPORT)

Who was that masked man? He didn’t even leave a silver bullet.

Armie Hammer, star of the upcoming Lone Ranger reboot, reportedly managed some real-life heroics on Monday when he helped rescue a woman from a smashed car during evening rush hour in Los Angeles.

Hammer’s helpfulness, as reported by E! Online, first came to light in an account of the accident by model Leeann Tweeden, who wrote on her Facebook page about the accident.

“I was sitting in my house when I hear an accident tonight,” Tweeden wrote. “I throw on my shoes and run out of my house to see if I can help. I see it’s on my (busy) corner and run down that way. I run up as a guy is helping an older woman (60ish?) out of her smashed up car that both airbags deployed in.”

Tweeden wrote that she and the guy were helping the woman for a while before she recognized her fellow good Samaritan. “When the guy turns around, who is it?!!!! None other than: ARMIE HAMMER!!!!! (Yes, from The Social Network, J. Edgar and the upcoming The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp!)”

“Yes, ladies. The cutie Armie was in the opposite turn lane in his Audi and watched the whole thing go down and got out of his car to help,” continued Tweeden, who added that she had met the actor before and knows his wife. “Me and him. Out of millions in LA.”

Hammer’s rep has yet to respond to Celebuzz‘s requests for confirmation.

Check out the gallery at the top of the article for more examples of celebrities who’ve been heroes off-screen.

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