Ke-mo sah-bee. The 1950s beloved television series is getting a big budget treatment and heading to theaters in 2014. Seems like a long way away, but before you know it… it’s at your nearest multiplex. The American western television series, which was ABC’s first hit, is being adapted for film by Disney. The studio has enlisted director Gore Verbinski to helm the project. Verbinski scored three huge hits for the Mickey Mouse studio with his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Now that a director is in place, who will play the film’s two lead parts? Clayton Moore and John Hart (1952-54) portrayed the Lone Ranger in the television, while Jay Silverheels played his trusty sidekick, Tonto. Find out which two actors are involved in the project below.
Yup. Multi-faceted actor Johnny Depp has signed on to play Tonto, while Ryan Gosling is reportedly close to signing as The Lone Ranger. Gosling’s casting seems pretty bang on, but Depp’s seems a bit off. I’m sure plenty of Native Americans will balk at the studio’s choice to hire Depp. He may have played pirates, the Mad Hatter and other eccentric characters before, but I’m sure there were plenty of other younger choices to play Tonto. How bout Taylor Lautner, Chris Riggi or an upcoming Native American actor?
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