The long search for someone to slip on the famous domino mask of the Lone Ranger may finally be over. While there has been no formal deal offered to the actor, the Hollywood Reporter is stating that actor Armie Hammer has met with the film’s director Gore Verbinski for discussions about the role.
But before we get our hopes up too high, let’s remember that just a few weeks ago Ryan Gosling was reported to have had meetings with Verbinski as well without ever landing the role.
A Lone Ranger film has been in development at Disney for some time. Johnny Depp has been attached to it for most of the life of the project and it was his involvement that secured Verbinski, his original Pirates Of The Caribbean director.
Hammer has been riding the heat off his performance as the Winklevoss twins in last year’s The Social Network. So far this year he’s landed a role in Clint Eastwood’s biopic J Edgar and has been cast as the Prince in Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Brothers Grimm: Snow White.
The Lone Ranger was created for radio back in 1933 by writer Fran Striker. Striker also went on to create a modern day version of the Old west hero in the radio series The Green Hornet. Striker even made the two characters related. Hopefully, this film will be much better than the recent Green Hornet film we were subjected to earlier this year.