Disney Looking At Will Smith To Star In The Live Action Adaption Of “Dumbo”

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith is in early talks to star in the live action adaption of the classic Disney animated film, “Dumbo”.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Will Smith is in early talks to star in Disney’s live-action take of Dumbo, being directed by Tim Burton, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Ehren Kruger penned the script for the project, which is based on Disney’s classic animated 1941 movie about a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears and is separated from his mother.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say that one thing the new version does is expand and deepen the circus aspect of the story. The character that Smith would play, if a deal is made, is that of a father who works at the big top and whose children develop a relationship with the pachyderm.

No offer has been made, but conversations have taken place. One challenging point is Sony’s Bad Boys sequel, which could shoot at the same time as Dumbo.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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James
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James

Please NO

Michael Lillie
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Michael Lillie

Will he force Disney to have his son play the lead?

Curt
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Curt

Do I ned to be the first to point out that in that picture, at least the ears look about right?

Laura
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Laura

At least it’s not Eddie Murphy…

Meg
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Meg

At least he’s not playing one of the crows/ravens as that was so racist!

Chris
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Chris

Can’t wait to see Tim Burton’s interpretation of the drunk scene…

Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

All pink elephants will be played by Johnny Depp of course.