Disney is courting Will Smith to join its live-action “Dumbo” movie, according to reports Wednesday.
Sources told Variety the actor, 48, would play a dad of the children who befriend the elephant.
The remake of the 1941 animation classic is set to be directed by Tim Burton, who made 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” live-action adaptation.
Variety has also reported that Tom Hanks may have been offered a role as the movie’s villain.
Not much more is known about “Dumbo” for now, though the script is by Ehren Kruger, who’s written for the “Transformers” film series, among others.