Eva Green is in talks to join Disney and Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of Dumbo. Green is being eyed to play one of the three main adult roles in the film, Deadline reports. Burton and Green previously worked together in Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, where she played the titular character.
Will Smith was previously in talks to be in the film, but he dropped out of the film. The actor would have played the father of the children "who develops a friendship with the lovable elephant after seeing him at the circus."
Tom Hanks was only in talks to join the cast, but there's no update yet on whether he will join or not. If he signs up for the project, he would be play the villain in the film, which is most likely the Circus Ringmaster.
When Dumbo was first announced, it was said to be a mix of CG animation and live action, and that it's "a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey." It will most likely adapt a lot of the elements from the original, and Tim Burton will probably add his own dark twists to them.
It looks like Burton really liked Green in their previous project, and I'm excited to see one of my favorite actresses play an important role in a Disney live-action film.