Although it still doesn’t have a confirmed release date, Disney is fast putting together the cast for it’s planned, live-action take on Dumbo. Production has been pushed back a month, but Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Colin Farrell are all onboard, and now they may be joined by Michael Keaton, according to Variety.
The plot of the film will revolve both around the baby elephant with enormous ears, as well as some children that befriend him. Farrell is set to play their father. Keaton’s role would see him as the man who buys the circus from Danny DeVito, so that he can exploit the little elephant and his mother.
It will be the first time director Tim Burton has worked with Keaton since Batman Returns in 1992, so it’s certainly an overdue reunion. Ehren Kruger wrote the script for the film, which is expected in cinemas either late 2018 or early 2019.