According to Deadline British actress Ruth Wilson is in talks to play the female lead in Disney’s The Lone Ranger.
No details on the role have been released, although she is thought to be playing a character called Rebecca. Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) and Abbie Cornish (Limitless) were also up for the role, but Disney eventually entered talks with Wilson who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the miniseries Jane Eyre, and was most recently seen in BBC’s crime drama Luther opposite Idris Elba.
Disney will be releasing Gore Verbinski’s 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 will begin later this year after Depp has finished work on Tim Burtons Dark Shadows.