Armie Hammer For The Lone Ranger?

armie-hammer210Hi-ho-Winkelvi away! The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer looks set to sign up for the lead role of Disney’s adaptation of the classic western series The Lone Ranger. If he takes the part, he’ll be starring alongside Johnny Depp as Tonto (really?!).

Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is behind the adaptation (no real surprise given his previous track record with Disney).

Hammer first came to prominence at the over-privileged Winkevoss twins in last year’s The Social Network and has since been in demand by casting agents. Since then, he’s landed the part of Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar and will play the Prince in Tarsem Singh’s forthcoming Snow White.

We’ll bring you news when and if it gets confirmed.