WASHINGTON D.C. -- Armie Hammer will receive the "CinemaCon® Male Star of Tomorrow Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Hammer will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
"Having already received acclaim for his notable supporting roles in such films as ‘The Social Network,' Hammer is poised to really break out this year with his starring role as the fictional icon of American culture, The Lone Ranger," noted Neuhauser. "For this reason we cannot think of another talented young actor more deserving of being this year's ‘CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow.'"
Hammer will star this summer in the highly anticipated action-adventure film "The Lone Ranger," to be released by Disney on July 3, 2013. Hammer stars as the title character opposite Johnny Depp's Native American warrior Tonto. Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into The Lone Ranger, 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. 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" also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
Following his breakout role as the Winklevoss twins in the award-winning film "The Social Network," Hammer went on to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar," earning him a 2012 SAG nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his portrayal of Clyde Tolson. He also starred as Prince Alcott in "Mirror Mirror," opposite Julia Roberts and Lily Collins in the Tarsem Singh Dhandwar directed film.