Tim Burton’s Dumbo (Farrell / Keaton / Green / DeVito)

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Tim Burton’s Dumbo (Farrell / Keaton / Green / DeVito)

Post by WyldeMan on 4/4/2017, 7:39 pm

Michael Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain in the live-action “Dumbo” movie for Disney.

The film would mark a reunion with Tim Burton — their first project together since 1992’s “Batman Returns.”

Colin Farrell is currently in talks to star alongside Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

Ehren Kruger penned the script. Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy,” is producing with Kruger.

The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. If a deal closes, Keaton would play the man who acquirers the circus from DeVito’s character in order to exploit the lovable elephant and his mother.

The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the hits “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast.” The Mouse House has remakes of “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” and other animated classics in the works as well.

Michael Keaton Wasn’t Interested in Playing ‘Sugar-Coated’ Version of McDonald’s Mogul Ray Kroc in ‘The Founder’

Keaton is in the midst of a career renaissance that began with his Oscar-nominated role in 2014’s “Birdman,” but he first achieved movie stardom nearly 30 years ago in Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” Burton then tapped him to play the Caped Crusader in “Batman,” putting both men on Hollywood’s A-list.

The two talents have not worked together since leaving the “Batman” franchise following “Batman Returns,” but have been looking for a film to team up on for quite some time, including a possible “Beetlejuice” sequel.

The role marks another villainous turn for the former superhero, who is set to play Spider-Man’s arch nemesis Vulture in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Keaton also recently starred in “The Founder” as McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc and as journalist “Robby” Robinson in “Spotlight.” “Birdman” and “Spotlight” won back-to-back best picture Oscars.
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Post by Tyger on 4/4/2017, 8:27 pm

Keaton and DeVito make this interesting to me
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/5/2017, 7:08 am

Tyger wrote:Keaton and DeVito make this interesting to me

Why haven't Keaton and Burton worked together in 25 years after making so many successful films together launching both of their careers?

It didn't even occur to me until reading your post about DeVito, somehow the Penguin totally escaped my mind while creating this thread.
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Post by Tyger on 4/5/2017, 7:39 am

Yeah I don't know why he wasn't mentioned in that same line about not working with Keaton since Batman Returns.

I'm interested in the reunion aspect but I also just happen to really like those 2 actors.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/5/2017, 8:12 am

Tyger wrote:Yeah I don't know why he wasn't mentioned in that same line about not working with Keaton since Batman Returns.

I'm interested in the reunion aspect but I also just happen to really like those 2 actors.

Not mentioning the DeVito connection is a bit odd but most likely just lazy reporting.
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Post by Tyger on 4/5/2017, 8:50 am

Is there any other kind of reporting these days?
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/5/2017, 11:55 am

Tyger wrote:Is there any other kind of reporting these days?

Straight up fake.
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Post by Tyger on 4/5/2017, 3:17 pm

How could I forget when you have the words "Fake news" yelled at the public daily
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