Ryan Gosling in early talks to join Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

As the debate still wages as to who should play The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp’s Tonto, it looks like an actor has emerged as the favorite and it’s someone I wouldn’t have guessed.  The talks are still in the early stages, but director Gore Verbinski is looking at Ryan Gosling to don the mask in the upcoming film THE LONE RANGER.  There’s still a lot of politics to work out with the casting of Gosling since he’s set to star in LOGAN’S RUN next, but THE LONE RANGER isn’t going to hit theaters until 2014 anyway, so there’s time to make it work.

Ryan Gosling is an odd choice to me since I always pictured The Lone Ranger to be as old, or slightly older than Tonto. I assumed they were going to find someone more traditional that could stand back and let Johnny Depp carry the film.  I was always kind of hoping Jon Hamm would get the part, but that’s just me.  Ryan Gosling can next be seen in CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE alongside Steve Carell.

Ryan Gosling

Source: The Wrap

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