Michael Keaton in Talks to Be the Villain in Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Posted by at 8:09 am on April 5, 2017

According to Variety, Michael Keaton (BirdmanBatman) is in negotiations to play the villain in the Live action Dumbo film. Tim Burton (Edward ScissorhandsCorpse Bride) is directing the film, and if Keaton joins, this would be their first film together since 1992’s Batman Returns.

The film already has a number of cast members, including Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar ChildrenPenny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Danny DeVito (CheersIt’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia). Keaton would play the person who buys the circus from DeVito’s character to use the flying elephant for profit.

Keaton was nominated for an Academy Award for 2014’s Birdman and starred in Spotlight, which won Best Picture for 2015. He’s recently starred in The Founder and will be seen next in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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