Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton confirmed for major roles in a remake of a Disney classic 4 years ago

Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton confirmed for major roles in a remake of a Disney classic

This takes us back…

Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton have been confirmed for roles in a live-action remake of the Disney children’s classic Dumbo, originally released in 1941, one of Disney’s first animated feature films.

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According to Collider, Farrell and Keaton’s presence in the movie was confirmed at a D23 (Official Disney Fan Club) panel at the weekend, with Danny DeVito and Eva Green also lined up to star in a movie that will be directed by Tim Burton.

Farrell, according to the movie’s official synopsis, will play a former circus star called Holt Farrier who is struggling to cope following his return from war and is enlisted by circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) to look after a newborn elephant, who is given the cruel nickname Dumbo because of his oversized ears.

When Farrier’s children find out that those ears enable Dumbo to fly, it isn’t long before an entrepreneur called V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Eva Green) try to turn him into a star.

Dumbo is the latest in a series of Disney classics to get the live-action treatment in recent years, following the footsteps of The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and, of course, The Lion King, which is slated for release in July 2019.

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Dumbo is due to be released in cinemas in March 2019.