William Fichtner Saddles Up For Disney’s The Lone Ranger
Only days after word surfaced that Dwight Yoakam had to bow out of Disney’s Lone Ranger because of scheduling conflicts, Deadline reports that Prison Break actor William Fichtner will step into his boots as the villainous Butch Cavendish in director Gore Verbinski’s Western.
Fichtner, who just wrapped Sony’s Elysium with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, joins Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film.
Left for dead in an ambush with five other Texas Rangers, lawman John Reid (Armie Hammer) survives and is nursed back to health by an Indian scout named Tonto (Johnny Depp). He then dons a mask to avenge the murders of his comrades and to foil evil doers, never accepting payment for his services. His gratis vigilantism is made possible by the silver mine he inherits from one of his slain brothers – the same mine that affords him an endless supply of his trademark silver bullets.
Opening May 31, 2013, The Lone Ranger also stars Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter and James Badge Dale.