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Eva Green Rumored To Be On Deck for Live-Action ‘Dumbo’

Disney’s live-action “Dumbo” remake, which already has Tim Burton signed on to direct, is perhaps adding another talent known for creepy roles: Eva Green. It was reported today that the “Penny Dreadful” actress is in talks to play one of the film’s leads. Since the success of last year’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book,” it looks like another of Disney’s most animal-centric films is going to follow in its footsteps. The plan is for the movie to blend CGI and live-action moments.

Green, who already partnered with Burton on 2016’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and 2012’s “Dark Shadows” seems to be a Burton favorite these days. He certainly favors his pale, dark-haired actresses! In fact, Green is very reminiscent of Helena Bonham Carter. Green’s dark and serious turn as Vanessa, a women possessed by the devil in “Penny Dreadful,” earned her a great deal of cult acclaim. It will be interesting to see who she plays in Dumbo, which despite its colorful palette is actually quite a weird and sad movie. However, a dark circus theme would be right in Burton’s wheelhouse, and the original “Dumbo” took place in 1941, which fits his vintage aesthetic.

While I personally don’t think that Dumbo needs a remake (it is among my least favorite Disney films!), perhaps an updated script and a female lead will change my opinion. Maybe Burton will turn it into a commentary on animal abuse. What do you think?


Source: ComingSoon.net

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Amy Imhoff is a writer and editor who blogs at Shoes and Starships, a geek lifestyle blog that specializes in genre fandom, pop culture, travel, fashion, and feminism. She is a featured convention panelist, podcast contributor, and interviewer. Amy has her masters in literature, enjoys a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things British, and likes to sniff old books. Amy is based outside NYC, where she lives with her husband and two silly cats. Find her freaking out about X-Files and Star Trek @lightstar1013

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