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Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton confirmed to star in Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo
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Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton confirmed to star in Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo

Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton are among the key cast for Disney's new live-action adaptation of Dumbo. 

Tim Burton will direct the retelling, which revealed its key cast and plot synopsis over the weekend. It is due to be released into cinemas on March 29th in 2019.

Farrell, Danny DeVito, Green and Keaton will all star alongside newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.

The full synopsis is as follows:

"Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier, a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus."

"But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star."

Dumbo is the latest of Disney's animated classic to be given the live-action treatment and will be brought to the big screen with mix of live action and animation. It follows the success of Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book which have already made the transition successfully. 

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