Four Actors Added to The Lone Ranger Cast
07.20.11 by Ryan
The posse's really coming together for Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger. British actress Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther) was recently cast as the female lead of Rebecca, and now four new actors will be joining Armie Hammer (The Social Network), who will play the titular role, and Johnny Depp, who will play a more expanded version of the Lone Ranger's trusty sidekick Tonto.
THR reports that Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper, and Helena Bonham Carter are all in negotiations for the movie, which will be directed by Gore Verbinski (Rango, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies).
Yoakam would play the movie's villain, Butch Cavendish, the leader of the Cavendish gang that attacks the Texas Rangers. Tom Wilkinson was previously cast as a railroad tycoon with dubious intentions, and we smell some sort of team-up between Wilkinson and Yoakam.
Pepper would play Captain J. Fuller, the leader of the seventh cavalry, while Carter, who is in early discussions for the movie, would play the madam of a brothel who deals with gentlemen and scoundrels.
Variety reports that James Badge Dale, who was recently cast in Paramount's World War Z, is also in talks for The Lone Ranger and would play Dan Reid, the Lone Ranger's older brother and leader of the Texas Rangers. Reportedly, the Cavendish gang attacks the Texas Rangers, leaving Hammer for dead, after which the Ranger assumed the identity of the Lone Ranger. Hopefully for Dale, his role will last longer than after the attack sequence.
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) wrote the script for the movie, which is planing to start lensing this fall. The Lone Ranger opens on December 21, 2012.