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James Badge Dale Gets Back In The Saddle For 'The Lone Ranger' As Dan Reid

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 11, 2012 10:04 PM
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Before the whole budget crisis struck Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp's "The Lone Ranger," a cast was being lined up that included James Badge Dale. Well, even with the delays and budget cuts and generally worrying over how many hundreds of millions need to be spent on this, everyone who was on board previously -- Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, Helena Bonham Carter, etc. -- are back, and that list includes Mr. Dale, according to Deadline.

The star of "The Pacific" and "Rubicon" may not be well known just yet -- at the arthouse this winter, he's the guy who tells Michael Fassbender in "Shame" his hard drive is filthy -- you'll be seeing a lot more of this face. He'll be in "World War Z" and Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" in 2012 and now with this TV show turned movie, he's got another big project in his arsenal. He comes on board "The Lone Ranger," as Dan Reid, our hero's brother and an ex-ranger himself. Going from solid cable shows to solid facetime with both Brad Pitt and Depp? Good work, agents.

But it's not all roses. Apparently, Dale was one of the names being tossed around to be Bruce Willis' son in "A Good Day To Die Hard" but his involvement here, will keep him out of that movie. Probably for the best, anyway. "The Lone Ranger" rides into production next month, and will hit theaters on May 31, 2013.

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  • padre | January 12, 2012 12:43 AMReply

    How old is Bruce Willis' son supposed to be? This guy looks anywhere from mid-30s to late-40s. If the plan is to have the son take over the franchise, like Bourne, that age range might make sense, but if the plan is for the continuation of Bruce, then shouldn't the son be late teenage to early 20s? I'm not even sure a Die Hard franchise without Bruce makes sense, unless it is a full on reboot of the first movie. He is a common man who somehow gets caught up with terrorist types. It isn't his job to go looking for them. It would be mighty strange if his son just happens to have his "luck" in that regard.

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