Michael Keaton Eyeing Villain Role In Tim Burton's Dumbo

19 April, 2017, 02:00 | Author: Van Morton
  • Michael Keaton May Play the Villain in Tim Burton's Dumbo

The film already has a number of cast members, including Eva Green (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Penny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Danny DeVito (Cheers, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia).

It will be the first time director Tim Burton has worked with Keaton since Batman Returns in 1992, so it's certainly an overdue reunion.

"Dumbo" live-action remake casts is expected to include Michael Keaton. The part was initially offered to Tom Hanks, from what we understand, and when he passed, the studio went to the Birdman star.

"Dumbo" is one of the classic Disney films which tells the story of a ostracised baby circus elephant who strives to prove his worth after he is mocked for having big ears.

Ehren Kruger penned the script. Justin Springer, who worked on "Tron: Legacy", is producing with Kruger. Keaton, if he signs on, will play the owner of a circus that attempts to exploit poor Dumbo and his mother.

The Oscar-nominated actor is playing another villainous role of Vulture in the upcoming DC superhero flick Spider-Man: Homecoming. There is also the possibility of a sequel for the 1988 film Beetlejuice.

According to Variety, Keaton's in talks to star in Burton's latest, the partially live-action Dumbo movie. Among the other remakes being lined up include "The Lion King", "Mulan" and "The Little Mermaid".

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