Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the movie will premiere on Disney+ in September.
The first visual of “Pinocchio”, a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1940 classic animation “Pinocchio”, featuring Geppetto Master, played by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, has been released.
The director of the film is Robert Zemeckis, the master director who has signed legendary films such as “Back to the Future”, “Contact”, “Forrest Gump”. Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby and Chris Weitz, based on the story of Italian writer Carlo Collodi.
Pinocchio, as we all know, tells the story of a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy. The thing that Pinocchio, made of wood by Master Geppetto, most desires comes true and becomes a human. However, every time Pinocchio tells a lie, his nose grows. This situation also affects the father-son relationship he established with Geppetto.
In the movie, the young actor Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices Pinocchio, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt voices Pinocchio’s guide Jiminy Cricket. The cast also includes Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, and Luke Evans.
In addition to Disney’s live-action Pinocchio adaptation, Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro has also signed an animated Pinocchio movie to be released on Netflix. However, this movie, unlike Disney’s, will tell a much darker and adult Pinocchio story.
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