Tom Wilkinson Joins “Lone Ranger”

Tom Wilkinson is in early talks to join the cast of “Lone Ranger” for Disney Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer says Variety.

Wilkinson would portray a railroad tycoon in the Old West who plays a prominent role in the film about the masked Texas Ranger (Armie Hammer) and his trusty sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp).

Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe will pen the script and Gore Verbinski will direct. Shooting begins this Fall.