He may not have snagged the services of Will Smith (I Am Legend) for his planned live action version of Dumbo, but Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland) has found someone to appear in the film – and it is an actor rapidly becoming his new muse. News arrives via Deadline that Eva Green (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children) is in talks to play one of the three main roles in the movie.
After working with the director on Dark Shadows (2012) and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Green appears ready to co-star in the film, which has Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) writing a new version of the story that Walt Disney first brought to screens in animated form back in 1941.
What the live action movie will bring to the tale of the lovable, young elephant with the giant ears who learns to fly is anyone's guess at this point, but it certainly seems as though Burton and producers will do something fresh. It is just the latest Walt Disney classic to get the live action conversion treatment, with Beauty And The Beast landing here on 17 March.
Green will next be seen in Euphoria and has a role in Roman Polanski's (The Pianist) Based On A True Story.