Deadline reports Joseph Gatt (Z Nation) has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic Dumbo which is being directed by Tim Burton.
Gatt joins the cast which includes Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton.
The actor is set to play the character of Skellig. Further character details remain under wraps but the film will follow Farrell’s former circus owner Holt, the father of the two children who develop a friendship with the lovable elephant, Dumbo, after seeing him at the circus. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for Dumbo, whose oversize ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, big top circus owner V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and trapeze artist Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the newborn elephant a star.
The script for the live-action Dumbo has been penned by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction) who is also producing the film along with TRON: Legacy co-producer Justin Springer.
The film also stars DeObia Oparei, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” 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. 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.
Disney’s live-action Dumbo hits theaters March 29, 2019.
The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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