Since you can’t enough Jack White coverage on Cream these days, or since you love to hate getting too much of it, here’s another news item from The Department of The Third Man: Jack White is set to score, produce and perform the original soundtrack to The Lone Ranger — Disney’s longtime-in-the-making, Johnny Depp- and Armie Hammer-starring, Jack Sparrow-goes-West, big-screen take on the masked, for-justice-fighting icon of American fiction. Gore Verbinski (Rango, Pirates of the Caribbean) will direct. Depp will play Tonto.
This ain’t J-Dub’s first rodeo in the arena of film scoring. In 2008 he joined forces with Alicia Keys to compose and cut “Another Way To Die,” the theme to the James Bond flick Quantum of Solace. And don’t forget, this Friday the busy Nashville-residing rocker taps actor/director/badass Gary Oldman for an installment of Unstaged — an American Express-sponsored series of live-streaming concert films. Apparently (see clip after the jump) preparations for the event — which streams live from New York tomorrow night right here — have been under way all week in Third Man Records’ Blue Room.