Eva Green could take flight in Tim Burton's Dumbo
Eva Green might be joining Tim Burton’s Dumbo.
EW has confirmed that the Penny Dreadful alum is being considered for one of three central adult roles in the adaptation, which will breathe live-action life into the 1941 animated film about the titular elephant who is teased for his sizable ears, then uses them to fly.
If Green—who also has Based on a True Story and Euphoria coming up—signs onto the project, the move will mark a reunion with Burton, with whom she collaborated on last fall’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and 2012’s Dark Shadows.
Ehren Kruger is writing the Dumbo script and producing with Justin Springer. It arrives at a booming time for animated-to-live-action remakes, as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is just around the corner (in theaters March 17), with Mulan, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and more in the works.
Deadline first reported the news.