Burton and Arkin Teaming Up for First Collaboration Since Edward Scissorhands
Big news came out about Tim Burton’s upcoming project for Disney, Dumbo. Edward Scissorhands star Alan Arkin has joined on as a supporting actor. Very little is known about Arkin’s role in the film other than he plays a “Wall Street fat cat” named J Griffin Remington. Edward and Burton fans, of course, know Arkin as the patriarch of the Boggs family and Edward’s self-appointed guidance counselor and life coach, Bill Boggs. Dumbo will be the first project Tim and Alan have worked on together since Edward Scissorhands in 1990.
Since Scissorhands, Arkin has appeared in many critically-acclaimed films including Glengarry Glen Ross and Argo. In 2007, he picked up an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Little Miss Sunshine. You can look for him on the small (streaming) screen later this year as he is slated to star alongside Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method, a Chuck Lorre-developed comedy for Netflix.
Tim Burton is well-known for his pension for recasting actors he was worked with previously. In addition to Alan Arkin, Dumbo will star Michael Keaton who worked with Burton in Beetlejuice and Batman. The incomparable Danny DeVito is also set to reunite with Burton in Dumbo. DeVito and Burton collaborated in Mars Attacks! and Big Fish. Of course, both Keaton and DeVito squared off in Tim Burton’s 1992 blockbuster Batman Returns as Batman and the Penguin, respectively.
Dumbo is currently scheduled for a March 29, 2019 United State release. Of course, ESNet will keep you up-to-date with any related news!