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WATCH: Armie Hammer Faces 2,000-Foot Drop in 'Lone Ranger' Featurette

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 5, 2013 at 2:28PM

Check out this new production featurette on Gore Verbinski's upcoming "The Lone Ranger," in which star Armie Hammer nervously confronts a 2,000-foot drop while filming a key scene in the canyons of Moab, Utah. In case you think any of the sequence is green-screened, Verbinski's faux-baffled response says it all: "Computer-generated what?"
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Armie Hammer in "The Lone Ranger"
Armie Hammer in "The Lone Ranger"

Check out this new production featurette on Gore Verbinski's upcoming "The Lone Ranger," in which star Armie Hammer nervously confronts a 2,000-foot drop while filming a key scene in the canyons of Moab, Utah. In case you think any of the sequence is green-screened, Verbinski's faux-baffled response says it all: "Computer-generated what?"

The Disney film, which has a massive reported budget of $250 million and suffered many production delays, hits theaters on July 3. Hammer plays the title role, with Johnny Depp as Tonto.

The most recent trailer for the film is here.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Gore Verbinski, Armie Hammer


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.