Johnny Depp is quite the chameleon!

In the first photo from the upcoming "Lone Ranger" movie, the 48-year-old actor transforms into Native American spirit warrior Tonto.

He's pictured alongside the titular character, played this time around by "Social Network" star Armie Hammer.

Here's a synopsis for the flick:

"The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit 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 movie is currently filming on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

In the original 50's TV series, the Ranger was played by Clayton Moore and Tonto was played by Jay Silverheels.


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