We'd previously reported that Will Smith was in talks to join Tim Burton's live-action remake of Disney's Dumbo. Now, Deadline says that the talks have broken off and Smith will not be part of the project. The usual reasons are being give including salary and scheduling. Smith is close to starting work on Bad Boys For Life where he will re-team with Martin Lawrence for the Sony Pictures franchise.
Disney is said to be aggressively moving forward with Burton's take on the 1941 animated classic. The movie has a script by Ehren Kruger.