Who is that masked man? Oh, it’s the Winklevoss twins? Guess that answers our question. As was rumored, The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer will star as The Lone Ranger along side Johnny Depp‘s Tonto, after beating out Ryan Gosling for the role. The crusading duo will be directed by Rango‘s Gore Verbinski, in a take on the horse-riding crime fighters that is distinctly different than the original shoot-up. The Pirates Of The Caribbean 3: On Stranger Tides star told Entertainment Weekly, “I remember watching [the show] as a kid and going: ‘Why is the f—ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do? I knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. When the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans — not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema — and turn it on its head.” Taking on a century of institutional racism sounds like a tall order for one action flick, but if anyone is up for, it’s Depp. If nothing else, you know he’ll be a lot of smirky fun.
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