Will Smith circling Live Action Dumbo

Deadline is reporting that Disney is looking at non other then the Fresh Prince to join the ranks of their live action retellings. That’s right folks Mr. Summer Blockbuster himself Will Smith. Smith would come on and join Tim Burton who is all ready attached to direct the film.



Smith is currently filming Bright, a new Netflix Original, written by Max Landis, and directed by David Ayer alongside Joel Edgerton. Not to mention he is in the process of gearing up for Bad Boys For Life, the much anticipated 3rd installment to Michael Bay’s Bad Boys franchise. Bad Boys 3 will see Smith re-team with Martin Laurence, with Joe Carnahan in the directors chair. Burton who is set to direct the Live Action Dumbo saw success at the box office with Alice In Wonderland, though critic reception wasn’t very strong.

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Disney has been adding talent left and right to their live action versions of their animated classics. Angelina Jolie, Ben Kingsley, Emma Watson, Bill Murray, and now they set their sights on Smith. What exactly the role Smith will play is unsure, but it is never a mistake to add talent to your roster.