Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Casts Alan Arkin as a Wall Street Businessman
Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo movie is unexpectedly gathering quite a cast. From Eva Green to Colin Farrell to Michael Keaton, the lineup for this movie is already crazy good. Today, Alan Arkin is the latest to join the cast under the big top.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arkin will be playing Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington. In this Dumbo, Farrell’s character is a former circus star who returns to that life after he returns home from war. Danny DeVito is the owner of the circus that’s home to Dumbo, and Michael Keaton is the villainous Vandemere who attempts to buy the big-eared elephant from him. Eva Green will play a trapeze artist named Colette.
The fact that this thing continues to gather steam is baffling to me, but this cast definitely has me intrigued — coupled with the truly troubling first image of their elephant design (yikes). Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movies were pretty terrible, but, hey, I can’t wait to see a trailer for this one.
Dumbo is slated to hit theaters March 29, 2019.