Deadline reports that Will Smith is in talks with Disney to appear in their live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 film, Dumbo. No word on what role the 48-year-old actor is being eyed for, but whatever it is, this needs to happen. Visionary director Tim Burton is also attached to the project.
After Collateral Beauty bombed, Smith could certainly use a blockbuster and this live-action film could be it. Will also has Bad Boys For Life, Netflix’s Bright and a Suicide Squad sequel in the works.
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Feb 10, 2017 UPDATE: According to Deadline, Dumbo will take flight without Will Smith. Talks apparently fell through 🙁