Helena Bonham Carter And Others Sign For Lone Ranger

hbc210Hi-ho casting deluge away! Helena Bonham Carter is the latest to join the cast list for the forthcoming Lone Ranger along with Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper and James Badge Dale.

HBC is in talks to play the madam of a local brothel, which with a colourful turn of phrase and those multilayered western skirt things looks like a role she could excel in.

Yoakam is in talks to play the villain of the piece, Cavendish, the leader of the infamous Cavendish Gang who store up trouble for the Texas Rangers.

Pepper, a man who seems like he was born to be in westerns (Three Burials, True Grit) or a solider (Saving Private Ryan, Flags Of Our Fathers, We Were Soliders) will get to play both as he’ll be the leader of the 7th Cavalry, Captain J Fuller who will aid the Texas Rangers against the Cavendish mob.

Finally Dale will play Dan Reid, the Ranger’s older brother, who judging by genre convention will probably be shot fairly early on in the proceedings.

They join a cast which already includes Johnny Depp as Tonto, Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, Tom Wilkinson and Ruth Wilson. Gore Verbinski will be behind the cameras and it’ll be out late next year.