Hi-yo, Silver, awaaaay! Very sorry I couldn’t resist….back to the matter at hand –  Deadline are reporting that Armie Hammer (The Social Network) is in early talks to star in Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ opposite Johnny Depp. Hammer would be taking on the title role, Depp is signed up to play Tonto.

Gore Verbinski will helm ‘The Lone Ranger’ for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, reuniting the director with Johnny Depp for their fifth film together. ‘The Lone Ranger’ is a big screen adaptation of the classic radio and TV program which followed a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, who galloped around righting wrongs with his Native American sidekick Tonto.