The ever stunning Eva Green has hopped on board the Dumbo remake project. The new project will revisit the 1941 animated classic about the baby circus elephant ridiculed for his large ears and take a fresh new spin on it, as recent live-action remakes of Disney films have attempted to do.
Green has been confirmed to join the cast as a trapeze artist who works for the circus owner and main villain. Her role will help the new version explore the circus aspect of the original story. Dumbo will reunite her with director, Tim Burton, with whom she recently filmed and released the family adventure movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Even further back in their history together would be the movie, Dark Shadows, in 2012.
In addition to Green’s trapeze artist and the digitally animated elephant, the cast will headline three other leads. Negotiations between the studio and Will Smith for the lead role of a widowed father, whose two kids befriend the elephant, recently fell apart. The role was the offered to Chris Pine, who passed on the project as well. Tom Hanks has reportedly been offered the part of the film’s villain.
With production details currently kept under wraps and no other developments in casting, there’s still miles to go before a release date is settled upon. But in other news, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast has its own release date fast approaching. You can catch the live-action remake of the 1991 musical animated film March 17.