11:32am PT by Mia Galuppo
Alan Arkin Joins Tim Burton's Live-Action 'Dumbo'
Alan Arkin is the latest star to join Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo movie at Disney.
The reimagined story will follow a former circus star, played by Collin Farrell, who returns to the big tent after coming home from war. He finds work with a struggling circus and is put in charge of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the show. Arkin will play Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington.
Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito also star in the Dumbo, which is one of Disney's many planned feature adaptions of their classic animations. Lion King and Aladdin are both in various stages of production.
Dumbo is slated to hit theaters March 29, 2019.
Arkin was last seen opposite Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the comedy Going in Style and will star in the Chuck Lorre series The Kominsky Method. He is repped by ICM and Lasher.