Ryan Gosling is reportedly in discussions to appear in new Disney film The Lone Ranger.
The Blue Valentine actor is considering taking on the title role in the movie alongside Johnny Depp as his Native American friend Tonto, thewrap.com reports.
The film is being directed by Rango's Gore Verbinski with a screenplay by Justin Haythe, who penned the script for Revolutionary Road.
The Lone Ranger, which tells the story of a masked Texas lawman's battle against injustice, started out as a radio show and was later turned into a much-loved TV series.
The film is scheduled for release in 2014.
Meanwhile, Ryan is set to star as Logan in the action adventure Logan's Run, which is expected to start production in the autumn.