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'True Blood' Actor Joins 'Lone Ranger' (Exclusive)

British actor James Frain will appear in the action adventure -- which begins production in six weeks -- alongside Johnny Depp and Tom Wilkinson.

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British actor James Frain, who recently recurred as vampire on HBO’s True Blood, has joined the cast of Disney’s The Lone Ranger.

Johnny Depp toplines the Gore Verbinski-directed pic, which also counts Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Wilkinson among the cast.

Frain will play a tough foreman overseeing Chinese and Indian rail workers who works for the story’s chief villain (Wilkinson).

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Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the adventure movie which begins production in about six weeks.

Frain, who appeared in Water for Elephants, was one of the stars of NBC’s short-lived series The Cape and portrayed Thomas Cromwell for three seasons of Showtime’s acclaimed drama The Tudors. He is repped by APA.