First Look at Tom Hanks as Geppetto from Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Live-Action Movie Revealed; To see
Disney has revealed Tom Hanks’ first look from the live-action adaptation of Pinocchio, which is set to premiere on Disney Plus in September this year. The film, which was directed by Robert Zemeckis, is billed as a “retelling of the beloved story of a wooden puppet” who travels on a “thrilling” adventure to become a real boy, according to Deadline.
Hanks will play the role of Geppetto, a kind and solitary woodcarver who builds and raises Pinocchio like his real son.
Tom Hanks’ First Look at Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation of Pinocchio revealed
Taking to its official Instagram handle, Disney Plus dropped the first image where Hanks is seen as old Geppetto, staring earnestly at his wooden creation, Pinocchio. In the caption, they said, “First Look! Check out Tom Hanks as Geppetto and our beloved Pinocchio, voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth. #Pinocchio is coming to #DisneyPlus this September. (sic)”
Take a look at the post here:
The post received loving reactions from fans, who left comments such as “The fact that they didn’t change the original design of Pinocchio much is amazing”, “That’s good” , “It will be EPIC!” among others.
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Pinocchio also stars Cynthia Erivo (as the Blue Fairy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (voiced by Jiminy Cricket), Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, Luke Evans and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (as Pinocchio) among others. Robert Zemeckis, who is on board as a director, has collaborated with Hanks on projects like Cast Away, The Polar Express as well as Forrest Gump. Zemeckis also wrote the screenplay alongside Chris Weit, while Walt Disney Pictures is funding the project.
The Disney Plus project isn’t the only upcoming project based on the famous puppet. A new “stop-motion animated version” of the story will be released in 2022, according to Deadline. Directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, the film will star Gregory Mann as the eponymous puppet, while David Bradley will appear as Geppetto. The project should be released in December on the Netflix streaming platform.
Hanks, who received multiple Oscars and Primetime Emmy Awards, is known for his roles in Save Private Ryan, The Green Line and toy story franchisee among others.
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