Eva Green is in talks to star in Disney’s live-action “Dumbo” remake, TheWrap has learned.
Tim Burton is set to direct and will reunite with Green for their third effort after previously working together on “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” and “Dark Shadows.”
Green is being eyed for one of the three main adult roles in the film, based on the 1941 animated hit about a big-eared, lovable circus elephant who is mocked for his large ears but learns to use them as wings to fly.
Ehren Kruger wrote the script and will produce”with Justin Springer.
The live-action “Dumbo” is expected to be a combination of live-action and CGI a la Jon Favreau’s 2016 hit “The Jungle Book,” which featured a human actor playing Mowgli surrounded by animals played in motion capture (and voiced) by stars.
The studio is currently working on more than a dozen live-action adaptation films based on in-house IP.
“The Lion King,” “Peter Pan,” “Maleficent 2,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” “Snow White” and a take on “101 Dalmatians” called “Cruella” are all in the works with bold names like Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, “Hamilton” creator-star Lin Manuel-Miranda, composer Alan Menken and directors Sam Mendes, Tim Burton, Jon Favreau and Guy Ritchie.
Green is repped by UTA.