Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo” remake will fly into theaters on March 29, 2019, Disney announced at its D23 conference on Saturday.
The cast also includes Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.
The new film introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war.
Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.[powergridprofile powerrank=”132” node=”245310” type=”person” path=”http://powergrid.thewrap.com/person/tim-burton” title=”Tim Burton” image=”tim_burton”]
But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
Burton just began production on the film at the U.K.’s Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios using state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts.
Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Kruger and Justin Springer are producing, with Nigel Gostelow serving as executive producer.