Early Rumor: George Clooney Interested in The Lone Ranger?!
Yesterday evening we brought you the rather exciting news that Johnny Depp had been cast in Jerry Bruckheimer's upcoming reboot of The Lone Ranger. This was revealed at a massive presentation that Disney held all day in Hollywood, and the finale that featured a live marching band was for The Lone Ranger. That kind of emphasis obviously shows that they're expecting this to be a huge movie. But two big questions still remain. Who would actually play the Lone Ranger if Depp was to play Tonto? And who would direct such a high concept film? While neither of these have been answered officially by Disney, a fresh new rumor has hit courtesy of AICN that answers one of the questions: George Clooney.
AICN's Merrick reports that a scoop was sent to them from a trusted source. "Word as of now is that George Clooney has shown a lot of interest in the role of the Lone Ranger, and the studio's been talking to him about it." Wow. How does that sound? The Lone Ranger from producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring George Clooney and Johnny Depp. I really like the sound of that. I said when this project was originally announced that "Although I am confident that Jerry Bruckheimer and his team could bring back The Lone Ranger successfully, I'm not fully convinced that it's going to be anything that I'll enjoy yet… Their interpretation will have to be modernized immensely to work well." And it's this kind of news about Depp and Clooney that actually makes me feel a bit more confident in the return of The Lone Ranger. Thoughts?