Tuesday, April 24th 2012
News: Jack White
Just as Jack White‘s solo debut Blunderbuss gets its official release, we get news of a brand new project of his. Much like Trent Reznor did a couple of years ago, Mr. White will write his first-ever soundtrack, for the film The Lone Ranger.
As Variety reports (via Omelete), Jack White is set to write, produce and perform the score for the Gore Verbinski-directed / Jerry Bruckheimer-produced western The Lone Ranger, which stars Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as Tonto. Bruckheimer, known for producing several box office successes (not so much in the critical department), stated, on having White score the film: ”Jack’s an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We’re thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture (theme song).” According to the producer, the idea originally came from Verbinski, and “thrilled” Depp. Although White had previously worked on the Cold Mountain soundtrack, this marks his first time actually scoring a film.
Expect The Lone Ranger to hit theaters in 2013.
As that still pretty far away, here’s something else – recently, Jack White recorded an appearance on Later… With Jools Holland, performing arguably the two heaviest tracks from his solo album: Sixteen Saltines and Freedom at 21. Opposite of what he did on that German show, the male band plays the former, and the female band the latter. Watch both below:
Freedom at 21:
You can now pick up Blunderbuss here.