Colin Farrell is in negotiations to star in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1941 animated classic, “Dumbo,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The Beguiled star will play the role of Holt, a widowed father of two kids from Kentucky, if an agreement between both parties is reached. And he will join Eva Green and Danny DeVito who have both been cast for other roles in the movie.
Tim Burton is set to direct and will reunite with Green for their third effort after previously working together on “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” and “Dark Shadows.”
The live-action movie of Dumbo will join the stellar list of recent and upcoming live-action movies that Disney has on their schedule. “The Lion King,” “Peter Pan,” “Maleficent 2,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” “Snow White” and a take on “101 Dalmatians” called “Cruella” are all in the works with bold names like Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, “Hamilton” creator-star Lin Manuel-Miranda, composer Alan Menken and directors Sam Mendes, Burton, Jon Favreau and Guy Ritchie.