AceShowbiz - After teaming up with Tim Burton in "Dark Shadows" and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", Eva Green may reunite with the director in the upcoming Disney's live-action "Dumbo". According to Deadline, "Dumbo" will have three main adult roles and Green may play the lead female role.
As for the lead male role, Will Smith was originally set to play the father of the children who befriend the lovable big-eared elephant Dumbo, before eventually passing on the project due to salary and scheduling issues. Tom Hanks, meanwhile, is reportedly offered to play the movie's villain.
The original version of "Dumbo" centers on a big-eared circus elephant who is mocked for his large ears, but he finally uses them as wings to fly. The live-action version is currently in the stage of development. "The Brothers Grimm" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" writer Ehren Kruger is set to pen the script.
"Dumbo" is one of many live-action adaptations Disney has been working on. Disney's other upcoming projects include "Beauty and the Beast (2017)" which will be released on March 17, "The Lion King", "Peter Pan", "Maleficent 2", "The Little Mermaid", "Mulan", "Snow White" and "Cruella", a pic centering on Cruella de Vil from "101 Dalmatians".
Green starred in Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" last 2016, playing the titular character in the movie based on Ransom Riggs' novel of the same name. She also starred in Burton's vampire comedy "Dark Shadows" along with Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in 2012. Green's upcoming movies include "Vita & Virginia", in which she will portray notable author Virginia Woolf.