Helena Bonham Carter for Lone Ranger role?

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A thrilling action adventure tale in which a famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice - taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
July 20th, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter is in talks to star in 'The Lone Ranger'.

The 'King's Speech' actress is being lined up to appear in the Disney film, along with Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper, and previously confirmed stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

In the Jerry Bruckheimer produced movie, which will be directed by Gore Verbinski, Helena will play the role of a madam of a brothel who deals with gentlemen and scoundrels.

Armie - who has previously appeared in 'The Social Network' - will play the ranger who is left for dead and then dons the masked identity known as the Lone Ranger with Johnny set for the part of Tonto, his Native American companion.

Dwight will play Butch Cavendish, leader of the gang that attacks the ranger and leaves his for dead, while Barry will take on the role of a military officer.

Filming of the movie - which will also star Tom Wilkinson as a railroad tycoon with dubious intentions - is set to start in Texas and New Mexico in October.