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‘Luther’ Star Ruth Wilson Saddles Up For Female Lead In ‘The Lone Ranger’

'Luther' Star Ruth Wilson Saddles Up For Female Lead In 'The Lone Ranger'

Beats Out Jessica Chastain & Abbie Cornish For The Role

The sausage party (thus far) of the upcoming big screen version of “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Tom Wilkinson is getting an injection of estrogen.

Beating out “The Tree Of Life” star Jessica Chastain as well as Abbie Cornish, Deadline reveals that U.K. actress Ruth Wilson is now in talks for the female lead of Rebecca in the upcoming film. Wilson is on-the-rise, noted for her roles in the Idris Elba-led series “Luther” as well for taking the titular role in 2006 in the BBC TV mini-series of “Jane Eyre.” Details on the part are non-existent, but starring opposite Depp is undoubtedly a massive career boost for the actress.

Filming will get underway in the fall with Gore Verbinkski directing and the film is already set for release on December 21, 2012.

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