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"Dumbo" nabbed the top spot at the domestic box office last weekend, but Disney's latest re-imagining didn't fly as high as expected. Despite the cast of Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, the nearly eight-decade old property showed that not every remake is guaranteed to pack a major punch. Tim Burton's live-action reboot of […]
Colin Farrell may be about to see an elephant fly. Six weeks after Will Smith backed out of talks to take the (human) lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ with director Tim Burton, it seems the 40-year old Irish actor may be set to take his place. Deadline report that Farrell is in talks to appear originally earmarked for Smith, Farrell would appear as Holt, a “widowed father of two kids from Kentucky” whose offspring befriend the young elephant with the oversized ears.
Disney’s ongoing mission to remake seemingly all their animated classics in live action would appear to have hit a minor hurdle. Smith was said to have been circling the role of the father of some children who see Dumbo at the circus, and befriend the shy elephant who learns how to fly. Tom Hanks is also reported to be in talks for a role in the film, scripted by Ehren Kruger.
Michael Keaton will forever be associated with superhero movies. He skewered the genre in Oscar-winner ‘Birdman’ and will play a villain in this summer’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but he will always be best known for playing Batman.
Tim Burton will be making his live-action remake of Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ in the UK, according to reports. The ‘Batman’ director is helming the latest in a wealth of re-booted, ‘live-action’ versions of Disney movies that are in the pipeline.