Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of the 1941 Walt Disney classic Dumbo.
Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of the 1941 Walt Disney classic Dumbo.
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Stage and screen legend Alan Arkin's next role will be in Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of the 1941 Walt Disney animated classic Dumbo. According to Variety, the actor-director will play J. Griffin Remington, a Wall Street tycoon.

In addition to winning an Academy Award in 2007 for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine, Arkin won a 1963 Tony for his performance in Enter Laughing and was also Tony-nominated for his direction of The Sunshine Boys in 1973. He also won a Drama Desk Award in 1969 for his direction of Little Murders, which he later adapted into a 1971 film starring Elliott Gould.

He will be joining Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and first-time actors Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in Burton's film, which is set to be released on March 29, 2019.