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Johnny Depp is under arrest in an exclusive clip from The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is galloping into cinemas during summer 2013, with Armie Hammer in the title role, and Johnny Depp looking set to pinch scenes as Native American spirit warrior Tonto.

Reconvening the key talent from Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean mega-franchise (star Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski), TLR will be hoping to emulate the phenomenal box office success of those earlier films, by adapting from an equally unlikely source (trading in theme-park rides for character birthed in a ‘30s radio serial).

We’ve got our hands on a brand new clip from the film, which sees Hammer's lawman attempting to arrest Depp's disinterested warrior. The sparky buddy banter and odd-couple chemistry between the leads should give a pretty decent idea of what to expect from the finished film.

Watch the exclusive Lone Ranger ‘Arresting Tonto’ clip below:

If you liked the look of that, The Lone Ranger opens in the UK on 9 August 2013, after a Stateside bow on 3 July 2013.

For much more from Depp and co. on The Lone Ranger , pick up Total Film magazine issue 208, which is out now!

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I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.