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Will Smith linked with Disney’s live action Dumbo movieby Simon Brew

12/01/2017Movies

Disney is eyeing Will Smith to take the lead in Tim Burton's live action Dumbo movie...

You can’t accuse Will Smith of being entirely predictable with his film choices of late. He’s generally passed on a bunch of sequels, took the plunge with Suicide Squad, and stumbled with Oscar-bait Collateral Beauty. But now he’s being targeted to play one of the lead roles in Disney’s live action take on Dumbo.

Ehren Kruger, who’s penned some of the recent Transformers movies, has been working on the screenplay for this one. It’s being fast-tracked too, it seems, by Disney, with Tim Burton still on board to direct the movie.

Smith does have one sequel to get done beforehand, though. He’s set to return for the third Bad Boys film, Bad Boys For Life, alongside Martin Lawrence. He’s not signed on the dotted line for Dumbo yet, but he does appear to be Disney’s top choice. His exact role in the movie has yet to be revealed, too.

More on Dumbo as we hear it. It does sound as though the movie may well start shooting this year…

 

This article was written by Simon Brew from Den of Geek and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.