As part of its live-action movie presentation at the D23 Expo today, Disney officially announced the start of production on Dumbo, director Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the classic 1941 animated film.
Set to feature in the cast are Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice), Danny DeVito (Batman Returns), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins. Also featuring in the cast are Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.
Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
Dumbo is set for release on March 29th, 2019.