Dwight Yoakam cast as the villain in THE LONE RANGER

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 19th, 2011

No one does acting like a douchebag quite like country music icon Dwight Yoakam. Be it his awesome turn in PANIC ROOM or his equally entertaining performance in the pair of CRANK films, the actor has become something of a welcome addition to a cavalcade of projects.

And now he’s blessing yet another film with his presence. Variety reveals that Yoakam will take on the role of the main villain in the upcoming Gore Verbinski film, THE LONE RANGER. He joins Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, and Ruth Wilson, and the outlet also reveals that James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, as well as Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join the film as well.

Yoakam’s character will be a leader of a crew who make their mark robbing and killing throughout the land, and sounds like a perfect fit for him. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Yoakam and his on-screen work, and the idea of seeing him as a murderous gang leader in a Western is more than appealing. 

The cast sounds really great for this film, so here’s to hoping that it can live up to the potential.

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