Wilkinson In, Wilson Returns To “Ranger”

The previously attached Ruth Wilson (“Luther”) has now closed her deal to play the female lead alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger” adaptation for Disney Pictures says Deadline.

Meanwhile Tom Wilkinson (“Batman Begins”) is also reportedly closing in on a deal to play lead villain Latham Cole while the likes of Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale and Dwight Yoakum are also in talks.

The Bruckheimer-produced film based on the classic western hero will finally begin shooting in February after a drawn out development period and near cancellations.