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Armie Hammer May Saddle Up for "Lone Ranger"

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    After being briefly teased by the prospect of Ryan Gosling riding alongside Johnny Depp as Tonto, it looks like they may have found a more fitting choice.

    Armie Hammer, who played the Twinklevi in "The Social Network," is in talks to play the Lone Ranger, reports Deadline.

    The film, which is being directed by Gore Verbinski, already has Depp attached and is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who desperately needs a hit after subjecting film fans to the likes of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Prince of Persia" and "G-Force."

    Just last week it appeared for about 24 hours that Gosling was ready to sign on, but his people quickly confirmed that this was not the case. We loves us some Ryan Gosling, but Hammer's building and bearing make him far easier to envision as the masked man.