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The Lone Ranger: Who Should Ride with Johnny Depp? Armie Hammer or Timothy Olyphant? (UPDATED)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 28, 2011 at 7:34AM

Gore Verbinski's 2014 Disney reboot of The Lone Ranger may put Johnny Depp in the saddle with the Winklevi, a.k.a Armie Hammer.
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Gore Verbinski's 2014 Disney reboot of The Lone Ranger may put Johnny Depp in the saddle with the Winklevi, a.k.a Armie Hammer.

UPDATE 5/18: Hammer won the role, but Olyphant won our poll by a landslide:

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Hammer is in early talks to play the title character opposite Depp as Tonto. Ryan Gosling was rumored for the part but shot it down, and Timothy Olyphant is also in the mix. Hammer also has The Brothers Grimm: Snow White in pre-production, as the Prince alongside Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar in post. Prince? Yes. Clyde Tolson? Yes. Cowboy? We're not so sure. Olyphant looks damned good in a cowboy hat (Deadwood, Justified). The Olyphant rumor may have no base, but let's do some dreamcasting ---vote below.

The Lone Ranger
Armie Hammer
Timothy Olyphant
Neither
  
pollcode.com free polls

This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Studios, In Production, Production , Remake, Action, Classics, Johnny Depp, Disney


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.