Will Smith Circling Tim Burton's Live-Action Dumbo Film

willsmithI'm fairly sure that this is a story I never thought I would write. It seems that Will Smith, most recently Deadshot in DC's Suicide Squad, is eyeing a role in Tim Burton's live-action remake of the Disney classic Dumbo. The studio is aggressively moving forward on this project with a script by Ehren Kruger, which could be a roadblock in the path as Smith is currently lined up for Bad Boys For Life from Sony Pictures.

Smith is currently shooting Bright, a new Netflix film from writer Max Landis and director David Ayer. co-starring Joel Edgerton.

There is no word on what part Smith would be looking to play.

[Source: Deadline]

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.