Actor Barry Pepper is using the extra time allotted by the delay of what was supposed to be his next film, Lone Ranger, to star in two very different films.

First up, Barry Pepper has taken on a role in New Regency's Broken City for director Allen Hughes. He will then star in Ric Roman Waugh's action drama Snitch. Both films are shooting simultaneously in New Orleans.

In Broken City, the actor will play a mayoral candidate opposite Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg in this thriller about a Brooklyn detective tasked with identifying a politician's wife's secret lover. Then, in Snitch, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper will play a DEA agent that helps a father free his son after being wrongfully incarcerated.

After shooting both Snitch and Broken City back-to-back, Barry Pepper will then move onto star opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Lone Ranger.