Disney in Talks with Will Smith for a role in Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'by ZachPerilstein
It looks like the live-adaption of the 1941 animated film is coming along.
Walt Disney Studio is aggressively moving towards the start of production. Ehren Kruger has finished his script for the upcoming adaption. This would be a very interesting role for Will Smith, who has been playing more serious roles as of late. Also, Smith is working towards a start date with Sony Pictures on Bad Boys for Life.
Will Smith has never starred in a Disney film, so it will be interesting to see if he chooses Dumbo. He is currently shooting a Netflix film Bright.
If Smith does indeed accept the role, he would join Emma Stone who will be playing Cruella De Ville in the film Cruella. A live-action adaption from 101 Dalmatians focusing on the main villainess. Including Stone, he would join Dwayne Johnson who is making his live-action Disney debut with The Jungle Cruise.