According to Deadline, Colin Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s live-action Disney adaptation Dumbo, where he would play the role of Holt, the widowed father of two children from Kentucky.
Dumbo is gearing up to go into production in the spring, with Burton directing from a script by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction). The project is expected to reunite the director with Batman Returns star Danny DeVito and Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’s Eva Green.
Farrell has recently finished shooting The Killing of a Sacred Deer, his second collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, and earlier this week he also signed on to reunite with the filmmaker once again an Amazon series based around the Iran-Contra affair. He will also appear alongside Denzel Washington in Inner City, a legal drama from writer-director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler).