Disney's Lone Ranger has gone on a casting frenzy, with Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, and Dwight Yoakam all in talks to join the cast.

Helena Bonham Carter will play a brothel owner if her deal closes, while Dwight Yoakam will play Butch Cavendish, the primary villain and leader of the Cavendish gang who Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) square off with. James Badge Dale will portray Dan Reid, the leader of the Texas Rangers and older brother to Armie Hammer's title character, while Barry Pepper is set for the role of Captain J. Fuller, the leader of the seventh cavalry.

Gore Verbinski is directing Lone Ranger from a screenplay by Justin Haythe. Production is scheduled to start sometime this fall.