James Frain Joins Disney's The Lone Ranger

By Kelly West 2011-12-16 17:10:03discussion comments
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James Frainís True Blood character Franklin Mott could probably be described as mentally unstable, to put it mildly. Sure, he came across as dark and alluring at first, as so many vampires do these days, but in the end, he proved to be as menacing as vampires were once more frequently portrayed, with a side of crazy for our entertainment. Since appearing in the HBO series, heís gone on to take on a number of roles, including NBCís short-lived superhero drama The Cape, and a part in Water For Elephants. And now it seems heís set to improve the already strong cast of Disneyís The Lone Ranger.

The Hollywood Reporter posted the news, stating that the British actor has signed on to play the part of ďa tough foreman overseeing Chinese and Indian rail workers who works for the storyís chief villain,Ē played by Tom Wilkinson. Should we expect another evil-crazy performance from him in this? Or just the standard variety villain employee? Frain joins Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter and Wilkinson in the Gore Verbinski-directed film.

Production is said to begin for The Lone Ranger in six weeks and may still be aiming for a May 31, 2013 release date. In the meantime, Frain is also credited for a role in Antonio Negretís Transit, starring Jim Caviezel, as an action/thriller by Vicky Jewson called Born of War.
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