Director Gore Verbinski may have found his leading lady for his adaptation of The Lone Ranger. British actress Ruth Wilson is currently in negotiations to take on the lead female role in the film, which has Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer set to star as Tonto and the Lone Ranger respectively. Deadline reports that the actress will play a character named Rebecca, and she apparently beat out Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) and Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) for the part.
Wilson has been doing some high-profile TV work in England, having been nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in Masterpiece Theater’s 2006 miniseries Jane Eyre. Verbinski (the first three Pirates of the Carribean films) is directing The Lone Ranger from a script by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road). Tom Wilkinson is also in talks to co-star. The film opens December 21st, 2012.