Ryan Gosling in talks to join Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger
In a piece of casting speculation that’s so goddam cool we’ll probably cry if it doesn’t come into being, The Wrap has revealed that Ryan Gosling is in early talks to join Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger.
Depp has long been cast as Native American sidekick Tonto in the Disney movie, which will be directed by Pirates 1-3’s Gore Verbinski, but until now there’s been no indication of who could don the stetson and mask to play the Texas Ranger.
The report states that Gosling is in very early talks, and is keen to mention that his busy schedule (including a starring role in the Logan’s Run remake) could keep him from signing on here.
If he could find a way to make it work, Gosling would surely be the perfect foil to Depp’s Tonto. He’s got the matinee idol looks to play the hero, but he’s never afraid to subvert expectations when it comes to his leading man status.