Colin Farrell is in talks to star in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of “Dumbo” at Disney Pictures.
Farrell would play the father of the children who fall in love with the lovable elephant, a role that Will Smith, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck have all passed on.
The original followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. Burton’s movie will included both live-action and computer-animated elements.
Eva Green and Danny DeVito are also in negotiations to join the film which Burton is directing from Ehren Kruger’s script. Kruger and Justin Springer are producing.