MOAB, Utah — An open casting call will be held today in Moab for Johnny Depp’s latest film.

A Los Angeles-based casting company is looking for extras for “The Lone Ranger,” which is scheduled to be filmed in Utah and Colorado in June and July.

Directors are looking for American Indians and Asians, and people with “incredibly interesting character faces.” They’re also searching for “extremely thin” people and those who weigh 400 pounds or more.

The Deseret News reported that the casting call for people 18 and older begins at 10 a.m. today at the Moab Valley Inn.

Depp will star as Tonto and Armie Hammer will take on the title role in Jerry Bruckheimer’s movie remake of “ The Lone Ranger.”

Cissy Houston voices pride in her daughter

 NEWARK, N.J. — Cissy Houston says in her first interview since daughter Whitney’s death that she’s “very proud” of her and did the best she could raising her.

Houston talked to My9 on Thursday night for an interview due to air Monday. The interview took place at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where Whitney first wowed a congregation as a girl and where her funeral was held Feb. 18.

Cissy Houston said her daughter “accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here” and “was a very wonderful person.” She said she doesn’t blame herself for what happened because she knows she did the best she could.

Whitney Houston’s death has been ruled an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

Taylor Swift’s Country Music Awards date hospitalized

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Jersey teenager who is fighting cancer and scored a date with Taylor Swift to The Academy of Country Music Awards is in the hospital and won’t make the show.

A Facebook post Saturday said 18-year-old Kevin McGuire was admitted to the hospital Friday night and can’t keep his date with Swift.

“Just talked to Kevin McGuire,” Swift said in a tweet. “He’s not well enough to join me at the ACMs. Please keep him in your thoughts. I’ll make it up to you, Kevin!”

Swift asked the Somerdale, N.J., resident to tonight’s ACMs after his sister started a campaign to get her to attend his prom. The reigning ACM entertainer of the year couldn’t make the prom, but offered to go on the date instead.