Eva Green in talks to join Tim Burton’s live-action ‘Dumbo’ remake

Eva Green attends the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2016. Green will potentially star in Disney's upcoming remake of "Dumbo" from director Tim Burton. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

March 9 (UPI) — Disney is reportedly considering Eva Green for one of the top roles in the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Dumbo” from director Tim Burton.

According to Deadline, Green is being courted for one of the three main adult roles in the film as production nears.

Green has worked with Burton before, on “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” and “Dark Shadows.”

Previously, Will Smith and Tom Hanks were in talks to join the cast; however, Smith has since dropped out. Chris Pine was also offered a role that he has turned down, said The Hollywood Reporter.

“Dumbo” is said to be a top priority for Disney, which has seen success with other live-action adaptations, including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book” and the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast.”

Originally an animated film that hit theaters in 1941, “Dumbo” follows the story of a baby circus elephant who uses his large ears to fly.

The script was written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the screenplays for “The Ring,” “Scream 3” and three of the films in the “Transformers” series.


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