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Alan Arkin cast in Dumbo movie

August 21st, 2017 by Marc Comments

Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Dumbo.

The live-action film is being directed by Tim Burton with production having started a month ago.

The Argo actor joins a cast containing Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton. He’ll play a Wall Street tycoon named J. Griffin Remington but little else is known about his character.

The film sees Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children bond with the special elephant. Farrier was once a star in the circus, but after he returns home from the war, circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) gives him the task of watching over the ridiculed Dumbo.

After it becomes known Dumbo has the power of flight, the kind-hearted animal catches the attention of the villainous V.A. Vandevere (Keaton). The entrepreneur and an aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Green), want to take Dumbo and turn him into a star.

Dumbo hits cinemas on 29 March 2019.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….