April 18th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
Who was that masked man? It could be Ryan Gosling, now that the actor is in talks to play the title role in "The Lone Ranger."
According to The Wrap, Gosling is being eyed to join director Gore Verbinski's ("The Pirates of the Caribbean") reboot about the fictional masked Texas Ranger, his white stallion and his sidekick Tonto, to be played by Johnny Depp.
Originally a 1930s radio series, "The Lone Ranger" spawned several films and a popular TV series that ran from 1949-1957.
Gosling, however, might not be ready to saddle up and shout "Hi-ho, Silver" just yet: The busy actor has already committed to star as Logan in "Logan's Run," which is set to begin production this fall, and may not be available for Verbinski's project.
"The Lone Ranger" is scheduled to trot into theaters in 2014.
Do you think Gosling and Depp would make a good on-screen team?
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