BURBANK, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney announced today that, in support of their new trailer launch, AMC Theatres® will be presenting a global live Q&A on Yahoo! Movies following a special screening of 20 minutes of exclusive footage from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' thrilling action adventure "The Lone Ranger" on April 17, 2013, at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas. The event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (PDT), gives 400+ fans the first look at select footage from the movie and features a live Q&A session with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer following the screening, with global live streaming beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PDT).
Film fans have an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion with the stars and filmmakers of "The Lone Ranger" by submitting questions via Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger. The Q&A will stream live on Yahoo! at: http://movies.yahoo.com/lone-ranger-live/.
In conjunction with the trailer launch, the "Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger Sweepstakes" will offer three lucky fans and their Kemosabes a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to view the footage and attend the live Q&A, where the winners will each be able to pose a question to a member of the cast or a filmmaker. Fans can enter the sweepstakes beginning today, March 28th, through April 4th. For information on eligibility, how to enter and official rules, visit: www.lonerangersweeps.com.*
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
"The Lone Ranger" also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, "The Lone Ranger" is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe and screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio.
"The Lone Ranger" releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
*"Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger" Sweepstakes: No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Void where prohibited or restricted. Must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (or 19 for residents of AL and NE). Promotion begins March 28, 2013, at 12:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends April 4, 2013, at 11:59:59 a.m. ET. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes: $1,400 USD. Sponsor: ABC, Inc. dba Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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