Armie Hammer in the lead to join Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
When word leaked out that Ryan Gosling was the front-runner to play The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp’s Tonto, I scoffed. Gosling is a fine actor, but not who I would choose as The Lone Ranger. Well, now it looks like Gosling is out and current it-boy Armie Hammer is in. After starring in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Armie Hammer has assembled quite a lineup of film roles including a starring turn in THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE. Obviously, it’s still early on in the process for Hammer, but it looks like the talks are progressing and Hammer could sign on to THE LONE RANGER soon.
I guess I’m intrigued about the possibility of Armie Hammer in the role, but I still have to plug my vote for an older Lone Ranger. And truth be told, this film is going to belong to Johnny Depp, so all the Lone Ranger has to do is be able to play off whatever wackiness Depp and director Gore Verbinski throw at him.