After decades in Hollywood, Smith is still one of their most sought after actors. Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he is in talks of staring in Tim Burton’s Dumbo.
Penned by Ehren Kruger, the movie will be based of the 1941 animated Disney classic about a baby circus elephant who is separated from his mother and made fun of for how big his ears are. While the plot is being kept under raps, it is said that the new version will deepen the circus aspect of the story.
If the deal goes through, Smith will play the father who works at the big top. While no offers have been made, Will is at the top of the list. The current conflict is that Will and Martin Lawrence’s highly anticipated Bad Boy 3 will be in production at the same time as Dumbo.
Smith is currently filming a Netflix move, Bright, directed by Davis Ayer.