As has been mentioned in the comments, my previous post about Johnny Depp's role as the Lone Ranger needs corrections. The fact is Depp will be playing perhaps an even quirkier costumed role in Bruckheimer's Lone Ranger film...he will be playing the part of Tonto, the comical Native American sidekick.
Which leads me to ask...who will play the Lone Ranger?
If this was going to be a quality well made/well acted film...I know who I would want to play The Lone Ranger...Jon Hamm, star of AMC's award winning show Mad Men. He has the allure of a masculine all American hero of the West, with intrigue, mysterious behavior, and strength.
But, if I know Jerry Bruckheimer (which I don't personally...but who's work I couldn't completly avoid even if I tried to)...I imagine that Bruckheimer will want a name he can write in really big letters on that movie poster...a bankable box office name to accompany Johhny Depp.
It's a tricky role to fill, because the strong male Paul Newman-esque actors are less common these days then the Ben Stillers, Jack Black or Matthew McConaughey.
Since the role probably wouldn't work for the very bankable Will Smith, I think he'll chose someone like Mark Wahlberg.
Other options I could see is Eric Bana or Aaron Eckhart, but there names just don't seem big enough.
Any suggestions or predictions for who will play the Lone Ranger?