UPDATE: Ryan Gosling in Talks for The Lone Ranger?

TheWrap is reporting that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the title role of Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp’s Tonto.

The site says that the talks are “early, and Gosling’s schedule might not permit him to take the role.” Gore Verbinski (Rango, the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) will direct the film for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Gosling is scheduled to shoot Warner Bros. Pictures’ Logan’s Run this fall.

“The Lone Ranger” began life as a 1930s radio show. Its popularity led to movie serials, TV shows, comic strips and comic books, toys, novels and more. Actor Clayton Moore became the Lone Ranger in 1949, starring in films and a long lived TV series in the 1950s. He continued to wear the mask in many personal appearances until his passing in 1999.

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