Lone Ranger in Limbo

The Johnny Depp-starring version of Disney’s The Lone Ranger has hit a financial wall.

Depp was going to play Tonto, while Dwight Yoakam was cast as the Ranger’s eternal nemesis Butch Cavendish. Armie Hammer was picked to play the Ranger.

What makes this an unusual event was that everything was in place, including director Gore Verbinski, who directed Depp in the successful Pirates series, also for Disney, and in the animated Rango.

Of course, it’s not over until the Masked Man yells, “Hi-ho Silver, awayyy,” so here’s hoping the suits reconsider.

What do you think?