Before Disney pulled the brakes on The Lone Ranger in order to trim the budget British actress Ruth Wilson (Luthur) was in talks to play the female lead and Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton) was being eyed for the villain.
The movie eventually got the green light but with the start of filming delayed from October to February there could have been some scheduling issues preventing the actors from appearing. Luckily for Disney both are free, and Deadline reports that Wilson and Wilkinson will star in the film as originally planned.
The site also notes that Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale and Dwight Yoakum are having their deals worked out, having been attached previously but not confirmed.
The Lone Ranger, which stars Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as the Ranger’s Native American companion Tonto, is to be directed by Gore Verbinksi and will be released May 31, 2013.