Thanks to EW, we have some new character posters for Tim Burton’s Dumbo. Those posters include Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Michael Keaton as V. A. Vandevere, Eva Green as Colette Marchant, and Danny DeVito‘s circus owner Max Medici.
First, check out the trailer so you will get to see all the characters in action, then all the details makes more sense:
every poster comes along with details into the characters that were provided by EW and the actors who play them.
Born at the struggling Medici Bros. circus, sweet newborn baby Dumbo is initially a disappointment to the circus owner due to his unusually big ears but once he shows that he can fly, he becomes a hit. The baby elephant is put through a heart-breaking journey as he’s separated from his mother, leaving him afraid and alone as he joins a fancy new circus, Dreamland, as its star attraction.
Colin Farrell plays Holt Farrier, a former horse showman who returns from World War I a widower and having lost an arm. He returns home to his two children, Milly and Joe, and a circus on the verge of financial ruin. “What once was my home and a place where I was incredibly comfortable, is now a place that I feel very estranged from,” Farrell told EW of his character. But when Holt is charged with the care of the big-eared baby elephant, he finds a whole new world of possibilities open up for him and his children.
With every hero comes a villain, and in Dumbo’s case, it’s none other than the savvy, slick entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), the owner of a rival, state-of-the-art amusement utopia called Dreamland. With money on his mind, Dumbo becomes Vandevere’s cash cow – err, elephant — and he plans to make the baby flying elephant the newest Dreamland attraction. “Often the antagonist is really fun to play, and it was,” Keaton told EW.
Eva Green plays French-born aerialist Colette Marchant, the star of V.A. Vandevere’s Dreamland. She finds herself paired up with Dumbo for a new type of high-flying act at Vandevere’s circus, bringing her into the orbit of Holt and his family.
Danny DeVito plays Max Medici, the owner of the struggling Medici Bros. circus. He buys a pregnant elephant with the hopes that the new baby elephant would bring more visitors but is disheartened when Dumbo is born and displays his unusually large ears. Medici’s fortunes change when Dumbo shows he can fly and attracts the attention of Vandevere. “I manipulate him and everyone around him,” Keaton says of Vandevere’s relationship with Medici.
Here’s the previously released synopsis:
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Dumbo was written by Ehren Kruger (Ophelia, Dream House), and it flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.