Ryan Gosling in Talks to Join Johnny Depp in ‘The Lone Ranger’

Exclusive: Gosling would play Lone Ranger to Depp's Tonto in the Jerry Bruckheimer film

EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Disney's "The Lone Ranger," TheWrap has learned.

It's early, and Gosling's schedule might not permit him to take the role of the Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp as Tonto. Gosling is starring as Logan in "Logan's Run" which is scheduled to begin production this fall.

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"The Lone Ranger" is a big movie: Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, is directing the adaptation of the durable franchise for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

The Lone Ranger started as a radio serial and was later turned into a TV series. The Lone Ranger is a masked lawman who, with his Native American friend Tonto, fights injustice. Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels starred in the "Lone Ranger" television series form 1949 to 1957. 

"Revolutionary Road's" Justin Haythe is writing the screenplay. 

Gosling was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2006 film "Half Nelson."

"The Lone Ranger" is scheduled to be released in 2014.