Two outtakes, or rather an outtake + tiny little outtakes, from Armie’s Esquire photoshoot have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
- Photoshoots > Session #30
Armie, alongside director Gore Verbinski, recently visited Moscow, Russia to promote the Lone Ranger. Photos from the photocall as well as the Q&A have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
- Appearances > 2013 > The Lone Ranger Russia Press Event
Congrats to Armie on the new role!
The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer has joined the cast of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. alongside Tom Cruise.
The project is adapted from the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents working for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). Armie Hammer will play a version of Illya Kuryakin, with Tom Cruise playing Napoleon Solo.
The series, which ran for four seasons between 1964 and 1968, centered on U.N.C.L.E.’s battles with the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).
Several international posters for The Lone Ranger have been added to the gallery. Thanks to Juliana for the Brazilian poster! I’ve also added a brand new still from the film as well. Enjoy!
The third and final theatrical trailer for The Lone Ranger also debuted during the Q&A at CinemaCon. Check it out below!
Aside from the live Q&A, Armie was also in town for the CinemaCon Awards where he recieved the Male Star of Tomorrow Award! Photos from the event have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
- Appearances > 2013 > CinemaCon 2013 Awards Ceremony
As you may have heard already, Armie, Johnny, Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski did a live Q&A with fans during CinemaCon for The Lone Ranger. Photos from the vent have been added to the gallery.
- Appearances > 2013 > CinemaCon 2013 – Day 3
And in case you missed the Q&A, you are in luck! You can check the entire thing out below.
Here are some scans of the Lone Ranger feature in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to ocdephemera for the scans.
- Magazine Scans > Entertainment Weekly (April 2013)
Armie is on the cover of the May/June 2013 issue of Cowboys & Indians. You can check out a brief snippet of the feature below.
Though Hammer has ridden since the age of 6 and Depp grew up around horses, both actors attended Cowboy Camp during preproduction several weeks before principal photography began. The duo had to learn how to ride through vast sandy deserts, across rugged terrain, and up rocky mountains and cliffs. Bruckheimer gives Hammer high marks: “At the end of camp he could ride as well as any of the stuntmen. It looked like he had been on a horse for his entire life. And he had learned how to use guns and lassos and jump onto the back of a horse.”
Hammer confesses that the horseback stunts were quite a challenge (he prepared with intense cycling to build up his legs and toughen up his seat). Depp, he says, had it even harder because he had to ride practically bareback without stirrups to maintain his balance. “There was a lot of riding that Johnny did, and he did it very well,” Hammer says, “but for some of the most difficult and faraway scenes, production used a Blackfoot Indian stunt rider.” Which doesn’t mean Depp didn’t do a lot of dangerous riding himself; in fact, he told David Letterman that he was lucky to survive a near-death incident filming one scene that could have left him “horrifically mangled at the very least.”
Hammer performed most of his own stunts, including riding his horse through a train, rearing on top of a building, and galloping up a mountain at full speed. And, in what Hammer says was the most difficult stunt of the shoot, he did, in fact, jump from quite a height into the saddle of his famed horse, Silver. “I had to jump off of a staircase and onto the back of the horse, conforming strictly to animal rights laws, which had specific height requirements,” Hammer says. “The first six or seven times I tried this stunt I landed right on the horn.”
Hammer has nothing but praise for the wranglers who managed all the horses, and for the horses themselves, whom he describes as actors in their own right who are able to hit their marks like pros. “Silver is a big part of the movie and a character unto himself,” Hammer says. “There’s a scene where Tonto and I are buried up to our necks and scorpions come out of the ground and crawl across our faces, and our horses had been trained to bend down and wipe them off of us. And there was another scene when a full cavalry battalion galloped past Johnny and me when we were buried in sand again with hooves landing right next to our ears and the ground was rumbling all around us. These were some of the best riders and most well-trained horses I’ve ever worked with.”
Here’s ET’s quick feature from their visit on the set of The Lone Ranger.