Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Gets Live-Action Adaptation


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L-R: Luke Evans, Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt; photos from Facebook

Disney’s Pinocchio is getting a live-action adaptation with a star-studded cast.

Tom Hanks is set to play Geppetto, with Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, Luke Evans as The Coachman, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the voice of Pinocchio, Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John, and Lorraine Bracco as the voice of a new character called Sofia the Seagull, Variety reports.

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It will be written by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz and directed by Zemeckis. The film will be released on Disney+.

An animated musical of Pinocchio starring Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, David Bradley as Geppetto, and Ewan McGregor as Cricket is also set to arrive on Netflix. It is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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