Z Nation’s Joseph Gatt Joins the Cast of Dumbo

Posted 2017/08/08 0 0

Deadline reports Joseph Gatt has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic Dumbo which is being directed by Tim Burton.


Joseph Gatt has joined the cast of the live-action Dumbo movie, Deadline has learned. The actor, who's credit include Z Nation, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Thor, will be playing a character by the name of Skellig in a story that follows Holt (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists him to care for a newborn elephant whose oversize ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), the film stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, The Lobster), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (Birdman, Beetlejuice), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, Big Fish), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.

Katterli Frauenfelder (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Big Eyes), Derek Frey (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Frankenweenie), Ehren Kruger (Ophelia, Dream House) and Justin Springer (TRON: Legacy) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows) is the executive producer.

This project joins Disney's ever growing franchise of live-action reboots which has seen 'Maleficent', 'Cinderella', 'The Jungle Book' return to screens and most recently, box office smash 'Beauty and the Beast'. Among the other remakes being lined up are 'The Lion King', 'Mulan' and 'The Little Mermaid'. Disney’s live-action Dumbo hits theaters March 29, 2019.