Wait… that’s the wrong Keaton. Michael Keaton, not Buster Keaton is reported to be in talks for the Disney/Tim Burton live-action Dumbo starring Colin Farrell. Keaton is said to be up for the role of the Ringmaster, who’s all smiles for the Circus audience, but not such a great guy when it comes to the treatment of the animals in the Circus. Yes, Keaton is continuing his string of villainous roles with Dumbo. Keaton joins a cast that includes Farrell, Danny Devito, and Eva Green.
Now it seems that there will be two ringmasters in this live action version. Keaton will play a large circus owner slash ringmaster who takes over or buys out the small circus run by Medici played by Devito, which features Dumbo and his mother.