Well, so much for that pairing. Just a few days ago it was reported that Ryan Gosling was in talks to star in Disney’s The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp. Now it appears the actor won’t be taking on the title role after all. The initial story stressed that the deal was far from closed and Gosling was having trouble lining up his schedule, and now EW confirms that the actor was ultimately unable to fit the project in.
Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger is set to star Depp as Tonto, with producers currently searching for the right actor to take on the role of Tonto’s masked companion. Depp has previously mentioned George Clooney and Brad Pitt as possible contenders for the part. Shooting is set to begin this fall.