Michael Keaton to join Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'?

Los Angeles [USA], April 05 (ANI): It seems, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton finally found a project they were looking for.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Keaton is in talks to star in Disney's new live-action film 'Dumbo,' helmed by Tim Burton.

The 'Birdman' star might reunite with 'Beetlejuice' and 'Batman' director, after 25 years since 1992's 'Batman Returns'.

If the deal is made, Keaton would play a villain, who buys a circus with hopes of exploiting the elephants.

With Ehren Kruger writing the script, the movie is based on Disney's classic 1941 animated movie about a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears and is separated from his mother.

Colin Farrell and Eva Green also are in talks to join the project too.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say that one thing the new version does is expand and deepen the circus aspect of the story.

On the work front, Michael Keaton will be next seen in Sony and Marvel's 'Spiderman: Homecoming,' alongside Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.

The flick is slated to release on July 6. (ANI)