May 30, 2017

Armie Hammer may join Johnny Depp in “Lone Ranger”

By Sean O’Connell First it was George Clooney. Recently, it was Ryan Gosling. This morning, it appears Armie Hammer is close to securing the lead role in Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger.”

Hammer, of course, is best known for playing the Winklevoss twins in David Fincher’s Oscar-winning Facebook drama “The Social Network.” He also has a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic.

But if Hammer were to land the “Lone Ranger” role, he’d share the screen with Johnny Depp, who worked with Verbinski on three “Pirates of the Caribbean” pictures and is set to play the Ranger’s partner, Tonto.

THR reports that “no dealmaking has begun, but Hammer has met with [Verbinski] for the role.”

We’ll see who lands in that legendary saddle.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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