Armie Hammer - Celebrities attend Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation - Red Carpet at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015
The happy couple are "over the moon in love" with their healthy baby girl.
Armie Hammer is now a father! The ‘Lone Ranger’ actor and his wife of four years Elizabeth Chambers welcomed a baby daughter into the world, their first child together, on Monday, December 1st.
Chambers and Hammer became proud new parents on December 1st
The happy couple’s rep confirmed the exciting news to People Magazine, and stated, “Both mom and baby are doing great!” Another source close to Hammer and Chambers also told the mag that they are “over the moon in love” with their healthy baby girl.
Continue reading: Armie Hammer And Wife Elizabeth Chambers Welcome Baby Daughter
The original Lone Ranger costume, worn by Clayton Moore in the 1950s TV series, has sold at an auction in Texas for $195,000.
The costume worn by Clayton Moore in the TV series of The Lone Ranger from 1949-1957 has been sold at auction for $195,000. The costume, which includes a blue denim suit, red neckerchief, beige cowboy hat, black leather cowboy boots and leather gun holster, was sold on Saturday (12th July) by a Texas auction house.
Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, a slightly different outfit from the 50s version.
Read More: The Lone Ranger Review 2013.
Continue reading: Clayton Moore's Original Lone Ranger Costumes Makes $195,000 At Auction
Everything about this film screams excess, from the ludicrous two-and-a-half hour running time to the whopping scale of the action sequences to Johnny Depp's bizarro costume. But this reunion between Depp and his original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Verbinski is a solidly made romp that actually has some genuine laughs and thrills. There's certainly never a dull moment.
It's set in late-1860s Texas, where John Reid (Hammer) arrives to visit his brother Dan (Dale), whose wife Rebecca (Wilson) is John's former flame. After an elaborate prison break, John is deputised and joins the posse of rangers hunting down the escapee. When they're ambushed, John is the lone survivor, nursed back to health by quirky outsider Tonto (Depp), a Native American who knows how to get to the bottom of what's going on here. So they go undercover to find the truth, which involves a secret silver mine, construction on the first transcontinental American railway, and tensions between European settlers and the native Comanche community.
The script is a complex riot of details that resolutely refuse to gel into a coherent picture until the screenwriters are good and ready to fill in the gaps. In the mean time, they throw the characters into a series of madcap action set-pieces that are wildly cartoonish in the way everyone just dusts themselves off afterwards and carries on. From train crashes to horseback chases, this is non-stop action. And Verbinski is an expert at staging these massive sequences, so they're a lot of fun to watch, especially when the film is populated with such energetic characters.
Continue reading: The Lone Ranger Review
He won't be the one wielding the whips and chains.
Actor Garrett Hedlund has rejected the lead role in the adaptation of EL James' raunchy erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey due to being unable to commit to a trilogy. The movie, which has yet to cast a single role, is due for release in 2014 with the Nowhere Boy director, Sam Taylor Johnson, at the helm and the author herself as producer.
"Do I Really Want To Be Filmed Slapping Someone With A Paddle? Nah."
The Tron: Legacy actor had been reportedly hand-picked by the author herself to play the 27 year-old billionaire with a fetish for domination. However, the actor and boyfriend of Kirsten Dunst passed up on the opportunity to become the face of the biggest franchise since the series. A source speaking to US Magazine explained that "Doing a possible trilogy was too big a commitment, and producers wouldn't let him do just one film."
Continue reading: Garrett Hedlund Offered '50 Shades' Role By EL James, But Rejects It
Depp chats to Otis about his latest movie.
It’s been a tough ride for Johnny Depp and Lone Ranger – a critical mauling lead to a poor box office performance and cemented the actor as officially ‘in a rut’, creatively, anyway. Depp, Armie Hammer and co may well have preferred to cancel the London premiere of their Western disaster, but they had to grin and bear it.
Depp and Armie Hammer in Lone Ranger
For Depp, this was another chance to tow the company line, as he defended his film after questioning from The BBC. According Pirates of The Caribbean actor, the twin concerns of poor critical reviews and a box office bomb don’t bother him. “No because I don’t have no expectations, but other people do,” he explained. “I think critics were especially upset that it didn’t really tank; I think they were hoping for it to really take a dive.”
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Defends 'The Lone Ranger' At Film's British Premiere
Johnny Depp is refusing to accept that The Lone Ranger is a flop.
Actor Johnny Depp has come out fighting over the criticism levelled at his movie The Lone Ranger, saying his performance as Tonto was a "salute to the Native Americans" and that it's disappointing box-office performance in the United States didn't trouble him because he had no expectations.
Johnny Depp at the UK Premiere of 'The Lone Ranger'
When quizzed by the BBC's Lizo Mzimba at the UK premiere of the movie, Depp played down the extent of the 'flop', saying, "I don't have any expectations, I think critics were especially upset that it didn't really tank. I think they were hoping that it would really tank, you know?"
Continue reading: Johnny Depp On Lone Ranger, "The Critics Are Upset That It Didn't Tank"
Armie Hammer - The Lone Ranger Afterparty at C Restaurant - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 21st July 2013
'Grown Ups 2' has beaten off 'Pacific Rim' in the US Weekend Box Office. 'Despicable Me 2' remains at No.1 for the second week since its release. New releases, due on 19th July, may alter the somewhat stagnant Box Office next week.
Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro at the film's London Premiere.
Critics may have universally panned Adam Sandler's latest comedic contribution yet it's somehow managed to beat the other new release, Pacific Rim, in the US Weekend Box Office (12th-14th July). Despicable Me 2 topped the Box Office charts for the second week in a row.
Disney is reeling after The Lone Ranger was thumped at the box-office
Disney's head honchos are reflecting on a "disappointing" and "frustrating" few days after its $250 million budget blockbuster The Lone Ranger took just $48 million over an extended five day weekend. The dismal performance marks a serious blunder for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and lead actor Johnny Depp.
"It's very disappointing," Disney executive vice-President of worldwide distribution Dave Hollis told the Hollywood Reporter, "Everything was perfect on paper, so today was incredibly frustrating." The reboot of the 1950s radio show, and 1950s television show, starring Armie Hammer as John Reid, rolled out in theaters on July 3 though Cowen & Co analyst Doug Cruetz predicted a $100 million write down for Disney - which will require explaining.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney stumped up a further $175 million for a worldwide marketing campaign - taking its total budget to $425 million, an incredible amount that will not be matched from box-office and DVD sales. Experts suggest it may earn $150 million for a worldwide total of $275 million.
The Minion-laden animation sequel was the outright number one at the US box office this weekend, taking in a substantial $82.5 million, while fellow newcomer The Lone Ranger managed less than $30 mil.
Despicable Me 2 soared to the top of the US box office this weekend, meaning that for the second week in a row an animated sequel/prequel has stormed past competition to become the most popular weekend movie choice. Taking in $82.5 million this weekend alone ($88.8 million international), the film out-did the nearest competitor by more than twice as much, which is very bad news for The Lone Ranger indeed.
Depp's latest film might be his worst yet
The Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer-starring flop cost an estimated $250 million to make and has so far only managed to bring in a paltry $29.4 million over the weekend ($24.3 million internationally) and has so far made less than $50 million at the box office since it opened on Wednesday (July 3). So whilst Universal celebrated the success of it's newest franchise (you can probably expect to see a third instalment of the series in the near future), Disney was left to rue it's missed chances and poor decision making as The Lone Ranger refused to take off.
The Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer-starring film has been routinely panned by critics, and it seems as though potential audiences are paying attention as box office takings remain low
There was a time when the mere mention of Johnny Depp was enough to get people through the turnstiles at cinemas, but like Will Smith, Tom Cruise and (to a lesser extent) Brad Pitt have all discovered with their 2013 releases, a name just isn't good enough for movie execs anymore as the Lone Ranger proves to be a disappointment in it's first weekend at the box office.
Saginaw Grant [L], Johnny Depp [M] and Armie Hammer [R] haven't been able to save the film
It's a poor start for Depp's latest effort
It turns out Johnny Depp’s name alone wasn’t enough to save The Lone Ranger – a film that has seen an awful reception from the critics. While Despicable Me 2 grabbed a healthy $34m opening, the disappointing Western dined on a measly $9.7 – far below what the studio were expecting.
Depp and Hammer as Tonto and The Lone Ranger
"Simply because of the budget and Depp's star power, there were huge expectations for this film to perform well at the box office," Hollywood.com Box Office president Paul Dergerabedian said. "Any time you have a high-profile star in a brand name movie, it puts the film under enormous scrutiny."
Continue reading: Depp's Star Power Not Enough To Save Lone Ranger's Box Office
There's been a few bad ones, but this might take it.
We all love Johnny Depp – come on, we do. But part of that unconditional love is accepting the bad things about him, and as it happens, those bad things come in the form of some awful things – Lone Ranger being the worst.
Not only has the Lone Ranger story been accused (multiple times) of being racist – the depiction of Native Americans is less that satisfactory – it’s simply not a good film. One peek at the Rotten Tomatoes page for it tells the whole story: a 16% rating, and it’s not like we’re waiting for some more to come in – this is it!
This could be Johnny Depp's worst film ever
Continue reading: The Lone Ranger – Is This Johnny Depp's Worst Film Of All Time?
Disney's The Lone Ranger may struggle to recoup its $250 million budget.
Disney's big-budget The Lone Ranger may only earn $50 million at the box-office this weekend after getting crushed by Universal's Despicable Me 2 in the opening few days of the box-office. The Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig voiced family flick is tracking for a $35 million Wednesday, whereas The Lone Ranger should only take around $11 million.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Despicable Me 2 will prove to be a huge box office hit over the Fourth of July weekend, with strong reviews and the hugely popular Minions leading the promotional trail. Meanwhile, The Lone Ranger - with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer - is likely to take around $50 million, meaning it will need to do huge business internationally to recoup its mega budget of $250 million. Director Gore Verbinski and Depp reunited with Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Buckheimer, though the Hollywood A-lister's casting as Tonto appears to have been a misguided move and audiences appear underwhelmed with Hammer as the Ranger.
Continue reading: Oh Lonesome Me: The Lone Ranger Crushed Early At Box Office
Whether it's poor promotion, bad reviews, or concerns over the representation of Native Americans, Gore Verbinski's 'The Lone Ranger' may come and go rather quickly at the box-office.
You'd be forgiven for assuming Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger was still weeks away from its cinematic release, with animations Despicable Me 2 and Monster's University dominating the movie talk ahead of the weekend's box-office. Hell, people are still talking about World War Z and The Heat more than Johnny Depp's new movie.
Johnny Depp [L] and Armie Hammer [R] Star In 'The Lone Ranger'
The Hollywood actor plays the Native American spirit warrior Tonto in Verbinski's re-telling of the classic story, with The Social Network's Armie Hammer the underwhelming choice as John Reid, aka, the Ranger. It's difficult to figure out why Disney's big-budget new movie has flown under the radar, though a flurry of tragic reviews and grumblings over the representation of Native Americans has severely dented public anticipation.
Armie Hammer plays the lead character in the Gore Verbinski re-boot of 'The Lone Ranger'. On the red carpet at the movie's world premiere, he talks about what it was like resurrecting such an established character who first appeared on TV in 50s portrayed by actor Clayton Moore.
We take a peek at the reviews for Depp's latest adventure
There was a while when everything Johnny Depp touched was gold – he was the Hollywood stock everyone wanted to invest in and his demeanour reflected it. But a couple of dud Pirates… films have thrown doubt over his illustrious star power, and The Lone Ranger’s reviews suggest his latest film isn’t up to scratch.
Jonny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger
Starring alongside Armie Hammer – who plays the titular character – it seems Depp’s turn as Tonto won’t make it into his top 10 movie list. According to Variety, the film “Delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but sucks out the fun in the process.”
Continue reading: The Lone Ranger Reviews - Armie Hammer And Johnny Depp Fail To Impress
'Monsters University' has remained at No.1 in the weekend box office. Responses to the two new releases: 'The Heat' and 'White House Down' have differed greatly. 'Superman: Man of Steel' remains stoically in the top 5.
Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early, not so jovial, relationship of Sulley and Mike as they attend college. Monsters University includes some big names from the acting community including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Dame Helen Mirren.
Billy Crystal with ‘Mike Wazowski’, the character he voices in Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.
Disney Pixar’s animation has fended off competition from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s cop comedy The Heat. The comedy has received favourable reviews and the weekend box office reflects this, grossing since its release on Friday $40 million.
Continue reading: 'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office
The star of The Lone Ranger reveals where a large chunk of the $250 million budget went.
The Lone Ranger, Disney’s brand new riff on the classic western, had its glamorous premiere at the California Adventure Park this Saturday. But while the end result may have had all the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood premiere, the film’s star Armie Hammer explained that everyone had to get down and dirty during production. More importantly, the film, which bears the whopping pricetag of $250 million, was filmed entirely on location – with several towns, five miles of train track and two steam engines being created especially for the production.
"It was really helpful. It was the difference between standing in the middle of the desert looking at some of the most beautiful scenery you can point a camera at and standing in an air conditioned room at some studio going, 'This is a lot of green fabric,'" he told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet, adding: "It just made it that much more real, and hopefully, the audience feels it as well."
He also had a few kind words to add about his co-star, Johnny Depp. The partnership between Hammer’s John Reid (the Lone Ranger himself) and Depp’s Tonto is a key part of the film and apparently the actors worked as well off camera as their onscreen partnership made it seem. "He's such a great guy. Nicest guy in the world. He's fantastic," said Hammer.
Rumours are as rampant as the 50 Shades of Grey's novel's female protagonist, Anastasia Steele, regarding who will take the main roles in the upcoming movie - particularly that of dominating business magnate, Christian Grey.
With a name that sounds like the latest upgrade feature for a kid's Action Man toy crossed with a porn star, it may come as no surprise that US actor, Armie Hammer emerged as one of the strongest rumours to play the sado-masochistic billionaire of 50 Shades of Grey.
26 year-old Hammer, who will play the titular John Reid in the upcoming western adventure comedy, The Lone Ranger, alongside Johnny Depp, is most recognisable for playing the Winklevoss twins in 2010's The Social Network.
However, the LA-born actor has dismissed reports that he will be the man to take up the leather paddle, in an interview with Playboy: "No-one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on Lone Ranger my agent brought it up, and I said "Nope". I mean, come on - it's just mommy porn."
Continue reading: Armie Hammer Hits '50 Shades...' Christian Grey Rumour On Head
The world-recognized actor has discussed the time his long-time collaborator Jerry Bruckheimer was completely blindsided by his on-screen transformation
He's one of the most recognisable faces in the world and quite possibly the biggest movie-star of the moment, but when he put on his face-covering make-up for his role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp was rendered unrecognisable to a number of people on the set of his new film, including some he's known for years.
The actor was speaking to MTV this week when he remembered that the first time make-up artist Joel Harlow transformed him into his next on-screen character that Jerry Bruckheimer, the movie's producer and the man who has worked with Depp throughout the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, didn't have the faintest idea that it was him behind all that make-up.
"Joel Harlow built the makeup and he came over and took some pictures," Depp said in his featurette for MTV, with Harlow adding, "I took those photographs to Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny showed it to Jerry and Jerry said, 'This is great; who is this?'"
Continue reading: Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger Make-Up Made The Actor Almost Unrecognisable
New trailer for the much anticipated Verbinski Western
It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year, ever since we saw Johnny Depp wearing the face pate of Tonto in some early stills of filming. He looked typically ‘Depp playing a ridiculous character-esque’. Now, the trailer for The Lone Ranger, starring Depp and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger himself has been revealed by Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and it is exactly as hootin’ tootin’ wild wild Westin’ as you’d imagine.
Continue reading: New Lone Ranger Trailer Revealed! [Trailer & Pictures]
John Reid is a Texas ranger; law-abiding and glad to ride alongside his brother, following in his father's footsteps. However, enforcing the law is the last thing on his mind when his brother is killed in an ambush. When he wakes after the attack, injured, he is confronted by Tonto; a strange Native American spirit warrior who wishes to team up with him and seek justice. Reid must abandon the law, and fight the real crime in the town and so he dons his mask and dubs himself Lone Ranger and with Tonto, vows to protect the people from the impending insidious threat.
Here is the Walt Disney Pictures adaption of the 50s Western TV show 'The Lone Ranger' that first gained public attention as a radio show in the 30s. It's an amusing and truly stunning take on the story featuring an all-star cast with direction from the Oscar winning Gore Verbinski ('Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Rango', 'The Ring', 'Mousetrap'). The screenwriting group includes Oscar nominees Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio ('The Mask of Zorro', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Shrek') as well as Justin Haythe ('The Clearing', 'Revolutionary Road'). The movie is set for release in UK cinemas everywhere from August 9th 2013.
Gore Verbinski’s take on the classic tale of The Lone Ranger got the Super Bowl treatment yesterday, with a new trailer giving a little more of an insight into the relationship between The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and his trusty sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp).
Johnny Depp will take on the role of the notorious Boston-based gangster Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film Black Mass, it was announced yesterday by the film's producers.
The project, which will be directed by Barry Levinson (who won an Oscar for directing Rain Man), will follow the life of one of America's most infamous organised crime barons and will be adapted from the book on Whitey's life, also called Black Mass, by Boston journalists Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. Whitey rose through the ranks of Boston's criminal underworld before becoming an informant for the FBI in a bid to get rid of a gangster rival. He was eventually arrested in 2011.
The film is being produced by Cross Creek and will be distributed by Universal Studios, the statement (from Cross Creek) also said, with filming for the project getting under way in May this year. Prior to this, Depp will next be seen in the upcoming Disney reboot of the family western The Lone Ranger, in which he will play the Ranger's (played by Armie Hammer) Native American sidekick Tonto. The Lone Ranger will be released 3 July 2013 in the US and 9 August in the UK.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp To Star As Notorious Boston Gangster In 'Black Mass'
Ah, the Super Bowl, the time of year when we all get super-hyped about American Football, even those of us that don’t really give it a second thought for the rest of the year. It’s also the time of year, of course, that the major movie studios show us where they’re throwing their weight, treating their biggest players to a prime-time Super Bowl advert. It’s one of the most lucrative advertising slots of the year, with major companies vying to out-do each other, year upon year.
Deadline announced that the Lone Ranger will be one of the movies to show a trailer during the Super Bowl coverage; one of the few that have already had trailers out (as well as Iron Man 3). Starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character, there have already been two trailer releases for The Lone Ranger, showcasing Gore Verbinski’s comic action adventure and now we’ll get a new 90 second trailer. It’s the classic tale of John Reid, a man of the law turned lone ranger fighting for justice. It looks as though the real star of the show, though, is going to be Johnny Depp, in the role of Tonto, a man of few words, but poignant ones.
Also being treated to a Super Bowl airing will be The Fast and the Furious 6 (… yes, ‘6.’ We know… We know…), Oz: The Great And Powerful and a 30 second ad for Star Trek Into Darkness.
Continue reading: The Lone Ranger Returns With Super Bowl Ad Preview
It's not as if we needed to be told, but Johnny Depp's performance in The Lone Ranger, according to co-star Armie Hammer, is fantastic. Hammer - who plays the titular role in the film, has described Depp as ""f*cking beautiful."
Directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind Pirates of The Caribbean, The Lone Ranger will see a successful partnership reinstated. "Pardon my French," remarks Hammer," but it is f---ing beautiful," he says of Depp's performance. "It's so much fun watching Johnny do what he's so good at: larger than life characters who feel so real. There will be lines in the script, and then Johnny says, 'Wouldn't it be funnier if I just do this with a look?' Everybody goes, 'Well, I don't know if that's possible; the audience needs to understand this.' And he'll go, 'No, no, like this.' And he'll do the look, and everyone will say, 'That's perfect!' He knows what he does well, and he does it well for sure."
On August 12, 2011, Disney announced that production on The Lone Ranger would be delayed due to budget concerns. "When I signed onto the movie, I looked at the budget: '$250 million? Where's all of that going to?' And then I showed up on set and saw the scale of what they'd done, and it made total sense," Hammer added to MTV.
As always, we'll need to sift through a vast number of sequels and remakes to find something original next year. But here are a few things worth looking forward to. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
1. Star Trek: Into Darkness (May)
Continue reading: The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2013
In New York, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and a bald-shaven Christoph Waltz attended the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, joking with the photographers as they posed for them. And Tarantino even turned up with his Kill Bill star Uma Thurman on his arm.
Meanwhile in London, the first part in Peter Jackson's new trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, had its royal film performance this week with much of the cast in attendance, including Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen, who watched the film alongside Prince William. The film is in cinemas now, with the following chapters scheduled for next Christmas and the summer of 2014.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers - Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers Sunday 21st October 2012 9th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation 'Innovation And Inspiration' Gala at The Barker Hanger - Arrivals
Armie Hammer - Armie Hammer (R) Elizabeth Chambers West Hollywood, California - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle present A Night Of Firsts Thursday 8th December 2011
Armie Hammer - Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Los Angeles, California - LACMA's Art And Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood And John Baldessari at LACMA Saturday 5th November 2011
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