Dwight Yoakam Drops Out Of THE LONE RANGER; Nonso Anozie Joins ENDER'S GAME
Actor/country music singer Dwight Yoakam has dropped out of Disney's Lone Ranger due to a scheduling conflict, while Conan The Barbarian's Nonso Anozie is the latest to join the adaptation of the sci-fi novel Ender's Game.
Deadline reports that Dwight Yoakam - a successful country music singer and actor, previously seen in Dirty Girl and Bloodworth - has dropped out of Walt Disney's Lone Ranger production, set to begin production this month. Originally set to play one of the villains, insiders say that Yoakam dropped out because of a scheduling conflict. The film stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, and is set to hit theaters May 31st, 2013.
In other casting news, Deadline also reports that Nonso Anozie - previously seen in The Grey and Conan The Barbarian - will play Sergeant Dap in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, also beginning production this month. The plot revolves around "brilliant young strategist Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield),who is drafted by the International Fleet to save the human race." In addition, Joyful Noise's Stevie Ray Dallimore and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2's Andrea Powell have been cast as Ender's parents, John and Theresa. The three join previously announced cast members Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsly and Hailee Steinfeld, among others; Gavin Hood is directing. Ender's Game is set to hit theaters March 15th, 2013.
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