Although Tom Wilkinson was originally cast back in June, the delays that hit Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger threw the supporting cast into question. Today, Deadline confirms that Wilkinson is back aboard and that the Jerry Bruckheimer production is keen on getting back everyone who was originally attached.
Wilkinson’s part is said to be that of Latham Cole, a villainous railroad tycoon. He’ll appear opposite Armie Hammer as the titular hero and Johnny Depp as the Ranger’s legendary sidekick, Tonto.
Though unconfirmed at this time, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper and Dwight Yoakum are likely to return as well.
“It’s sort of ‘Don Quixote’ told from Sancho Panza’s point of view,” Verbinski told Superhero Hype last year, suggesting that Tonto will, in many ways, be the lead.
The Lone Ranger will begin production shortly, aiming for a May 31, 2013 release.
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