EntertainmentCelebrities Disney wants Will Smith to join ‘Dumbo’ live-action remake, reports say Disney is courting Will Smith to join the cast of its "Dumbo" live-action remake, Deadline reported. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt By Keira Alexander email@example.com Updated January 11, 2017 8:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.