Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell in talks to star in Tim Burton's Dumbo
Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell are in talks to take key roles in Disney's new live-action adaptation of Dumbo.
According to Variety, Keaton is in talks to take the role of the villain in the adaptation, which, if he signs on for the movie will be the first time he has worked with director Tim Burton since 1992's Batman Returns.
Farrell has been offered the role of Holt in the movie, the role which had previously been offered to Will Smith, who has now dropped out of negotiations. Holt is the father of the children who develop a friendship with the lovable elephant after seeing him at the circus.
Eva Green and Danny DeVito are confirmed to star in the movie, but Tom Hanks, who was also in talks, is also no longer in the picture.
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 tells the story of Dumbo, a baby elephant who is mocked for the size of his ears by the other animals in his travelling circus.
After his mother dies, After being separated from his mother, Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown act and it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential.
It follows the success of Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book which have already made the transition successfully.
The original, which you can check out here in our online store along with the rest of Disney's animated classics, told the story of a ridiculed baby circus elephant who teams up with a mouse and works to achieve his full potential