The delay to the shooting schedule of Lone Ranger caused by Disney putting on the brakes while they sorted out the ever-ballooning budget was inevitably going to cause some casting issues. Most of the actors have stayed onboard, but one who was forced to drop out is Dwight Yoakam.
Now Deadline reports William Fichtner has been brought in to replace him, which is good news as the Drive Angry actor is always good value for money. Fichtner will play Butch Cavendish, leader of the Cavendish gang and the pic’s primary villain. Christopher Lloyd played this same character in 1981’s The Legend of the Lone Ranger.
Shooting on The Lone Ranger is due to start soon for release on May 31, 2013, with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain all onboard