Actors and actresses continue to be confirmed for the live action of «Pinocchio», which more than 80 years after the release of his animated film, works on his new version to reach the cinema and streaming of Disney Plus.As reported by Deadline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt («The Origin», «500 days with it») will be in charge of lending his voice to the character of Pepito Grillo , while Cynthia Erivo («Harriet») will play the Blue Fairy; Luke Evans («Beauty and the Beast») as the Carman, Keegan-Michael Key («The Dance») as the Honest John, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth («The Curse of Bly Manor») as Pinocchio.
In this way the cast will join the already confirmed Tom Hanks who will be Geppetto, the carpenter who creates the doll who dreams of becoming a real child. Later, the puppet will come to life and the adventure will begin.
The film will be directed by Robert Zemeckis («Back to the Future», «Forrest Gump») and will include a new character named Sofia The Seagull, which he said will be played by Lorraine Bracco («The Sopranos»).
The Blue Fairy and Pepe Grillo, who will be made with CGI technology
«Pinocchio» is based on the story of Carlo Collodi, who in its original versions was not a children’s story given the drama of the events that the character lived. In parallel, the renowned scientist and Oscar winner, Guillermo del Toro, prepares his own version of the classic for which Ewan McGregor has already been confirmed as Pepito Grillo, and a cast of figures such as Tilda Swinton («The Chronicles of Narnia», «The Curious Case of Benjamin Button», «Doctor Strange»), Christoph Waltz («Bastards Without Glory»), Ron Perlman («Hellboy»), David Bradley («Harry Potter»).
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