Will Smith May Star In Live-Action 'Dumbo' Remake
Will Smith may star in a live-action remake of Disney's Dumbo.
According to a report from Deadline, Smith is in talks to star in the film that is going to be directed by Tim Burton. However, the report does not offer any information of who the actor would be portraying.
Smith was a part of two films last year: Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty. Both movies were not well received from critics (the former performed well at the box office however, and critics considered Smith's portrayal as Deadshot as one of the most redeemable parts of it all).
Hopefully future Smith-related projects will be much more promising both commercially and critically. He has been shooting Bright, a Netflix film; and is a part of the third installment of the Bad Boys series.
According to Entertainment Weekly Sony has changed the name from Bad Boys III to Bad Boys For Life, the name change indicative of the movie finally coming to fruition with a January 12, 2018 release date planned. The new title also serves as a reference to one of the many memorable quotes from its predecessor Bad Boy II (the scene in which Smith tells Martin Lawrence "We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life").
The actor is also serving as a producer on some projects that will hopefully see a release some time this year, including an HBO miniseries on Emmett Till.
In a report from Deadline the untitled miniseries is now in development, with writer Steven Caple Jr. serving as the show's writer. Caple will write a script based on the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement by Devery Anderson.
The series will tell the story of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955, with his savage murder galvanizing the emerging civil rights movement.
Jay Z is also serving as a producer on the project.