Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hi-Ho Silver! Clooney is Depp's Kemosabe

I hardly expected that earlier in the week when the announcement of Johnny Depp in the role of Tonto in the Lone Ranger, did I expect that the title role would be announced so soon.

Usually when I try to guess or ask who will play certain film roles, it seems like it takes forever to find out.

But not so in this case.

I proposed that the title role would need to go to an actor who was as big a celeb as Johnny Depp and had to have a clearly masculine Paul Newman-esque charm.

I believe Jerry Bruckheimer found that in signing up George Clooney to play the part of The Lone Ranger. (Congrats to Um Naief for predicting Clooney earlier in the comments)

Let's just hope Clooney isn't as cheesy as he was in his other masked role as Batman.


Out Of Jersey said...

I like Clooney, but I am not seeing this. I guess he forgot his unfortunate turn as Batman.

James (SeattleDad) said...

A good choice, but I still would have liked to have seen Hamm

jasdye said...

i'm just not catching the vibe with this movie. at all.

but, come to think of it, clooney ten years ago would have made a great Capt. America.

elgringo said...

Oh yeah, I was on board with this movie until you reminded me of Batman and Robin.

Um Naief said...

i'm actually looking forward to seeing this!!

cathy b. said...

On Batman and Robin: I don't think Clooney destroyed Batman. He just couldn't save it. Arnold S. couldn't save it. I think it was the most expensive awful movie every made.

Paula said...

I hope he IS as cheesy....it's the Lone Ranger, after all. If it ain't cheesy, I ain't watchin' it!