Tim Burton eyeing some big names for the upcoming live action Dumbo movie. Deadline is reporting that Will Smith is in talks for a leading role in Dumbo, for which role it is still unclear. Variety also reports Tom Hanks has been offered a part as well. Hanks would play the central Dumbo villain. There’s no word yet, however, as to exactly what that character might be and the same report hints that a potential conflict may prevent Hanks from taking the role.
Dumbo, released in 1941, marked Disney’s fourth full-length animated feature and told the story of a young circus elephant who, mocked for his enormous ears, discovers that he can actually use them to fly. The new film, which is planned to blend CGI and live-action.
Disney is on to reviving all the classic stories into live action movies.