Oscar-winner Alan Arkin is set to reunite with his Edward Scissorhands director, having signed on to appear in the cast of Disney’s Tim Burton-directed Dumbo remake. Arkin will portray J Griffin Remington, a Wall Street tycoon.
Arkin joins a cast that includes Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice), Danny DeVito (Batman Returns), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Joseph Gatt (Z Nation), DeObia Oparei (Game of Thrones), Roshan Seth (Gandhi), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) and Douglas Reith (Downton Abbey), as well as newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.
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.