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Things We Saw Today: Is Will Smith Starring in Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo Movie?


Is Will Smith thinking about joining Tim Burton’s live-action remake of Dumbo? That’s what the reports are saying. We already know it’s definitely happening and that they’re now looking for people to star. The big question is, what role would he play and how closely would the plot follow the classic 1941 animated film? Word on the street is that studio heads really want to get the ball rolling on this thing so an official confirmation or denial should be coming soon. the film, which will feature a script by Ehren Kruger, is following of string of live-action remakes that include The Jungle Book and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson.  (via Birth Movies Death)

  • Here, have this video of a black female coder interviewing the cast of Hidden Figures to brighten your day.  (via Boing Boing)
  • First it was Gawker, now it’s apparently Tech Dirt. The website say it’s fighting for its life after being slapped with a $15 million lawsuit by a man claiming to have invented email. (via Tech Dirt)
  • Good news! Fox just renewed Empire for a fourth season. Not so good? Pitch, which centers on the first female to play in the MLB, is currently waiting on a decision.
  • In other TV news, we’re really looking forward to Shots Fired. The limited event series centers on a Ferguson-like situation following the shooting death of a white kid by a black police officer. Half the directors are reportedly women and the majority are people of color. (via Joanna Robinson/Vanity Fair)
  • If you’re looking to rage, Peter Thiel’s comments on Star Wars and Star Trek might do the trick. (via Twitter)


That’s it on our end. What did you all see?

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