Word as of now is that George Clooney has shown a lot of interest in the role of the Lone Ranger, and the studio’s been talking to him about it. Previously it was rumored that Nic Cage was up for the role, but that rumor died a long time ago. Clooney’s name has come up quite a number of times since.
Say what you will about Leatherheads or Ocean’s 12, George Clooney still has a better track record of picking projects than pretty much anyone in Hollywood. I don’t believe for a second that he’s considering playing a “modern movie hero who doesn’t curse, use slang, drink or smoke or visit saloons, who believes in God and country and a strict moral code, uses guns only when he has to, and never shoots to kill” for the most shameless crap peddler in town. And if “Electric Dreams” isn’t a middle-aged dude with a ponytail and rainbow suspenders I will eat my own shit.