US film director Tim Burton poses during the photocall at the premiere of his film ‘Dumbo’ in Paris, France, 18 March 2019. Dumbo is released in France on 27 March 2019.
Starring Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Michael Keaton as V.A. Vandevere, Danny DeVito as Mex Medici, and Eva Green as Colette Marchant, the 2019 live-action Dumbo movie moves the story’s setting from Florida around the time of World War II to the midwest shortly after the end of World War I.
In the movie, Medici hires Farrier – a veteran who lost his arm fighting in the war – to care for Mrs. Jumbo’s baby elephant, Dumbo. And upon hearing that Dumbo can fly, Vandevere acquires the Medici Circus and, presumably, makes Dumbo the leading act of his circus, Dreamland.
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