Heat Vision reports that Helena Bonham Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper are all in talks to join Johnny Depp in Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.
Helena Bonham Carter, currently seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will play “the madam of a brothel who deals with gentlemen and scoundrels.” Dwight Yoakam (Crank: High Voltage) will play Butch Cavendish, leader of the gang that attacks the ranger and leaves him for dead, while Barry Pepper, Emmy-nominated for his turn as Bobby Kennedy in The Kennedys, will act as a military officer.
Disney will be releasing The Lone Ranger on December 21, 2012. The Social Network actor Armie Hammer will play the title character, with Johnny Depp playing the Ranger’s Native American companion Tonto.
Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-October in Texas and New Mexico.