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Johnny Depp’s Forthcoming Disney Movie Might Not Happen

Johnny Depp.

Deadline reports that Disney has pulled the plug — at least for now — on the Gore Verbinski–directed The Lone Ranger, a period Western that would have reunited Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter on the big screen. Budget woes marked the film's downfall; Disney has struggled to bring the movie's costs down from at least $250 million. Disney might also be doubting the relevance of a Western on the heels of Cowboys & Aliens' especially poor box-office performance. [Deadline]

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