A good action movie needs a villain, which is why Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys) is in talks to play one in The Lone Ranger, Variety reports. Reportedly, Wilkinson will play a railroad tycoon, and while the report doesn't exactly say that Wilkinson will play an antagonist, movie math tells us that "railroad tycoon" plus "Western genre" equals "villain." Not to mention, he's a British actor in a Western, which, again, means villain.
Armie Hammer (The Social Network) is set to play the title role. Johnny Depp, who has been attached to the project since 2008, will play Tonto, the Lone Ranger's faithful sidekick. Gore Verbinski (the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) will direct from a "funny" script by Justin Haythe, who wrote the hilarious Revolutionary Road. Production will begin later this year on The Lone Ranger, which opens on December 21, 2012. new Snow White and Tom Sawyer Cast >>