Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s action movie, The Lone Ranger, as Variety‘s Justin Kroll and Marc Graser exclusively report.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are already on board, with Hammer playing the masked man and Depp playing Tonto. Gore Verbinski will direct the flick, but is first gathering the rest of the cast.
Other actors to appear in The Lone Ranger include Tom Wilkinson and Ruth Wilson. Should he join the cast, Yoakam would play Butch Cavendish, leader of the Cavendish gang and the pic’s primary villain, while Pepper would play Captain J. Fuller, the leader of the seventh cavalry. Carter is still in early discussions — but if a deal closes, she would play the colorful madam of a local brothel.
The Lone Ranger aims to begin production sometime this fall, with a release date of December 21, 2012.