Disney+ live-action Pinocchio is happening as we speak. So, let’s go on a tour of everything that we know so far of the upcoming live-action. The Mickey Mouse company is making some big movies and the streamer Disney+Hotstar is expanding its base with every project. The company houses several big companies such as Marvel, Pixar, Fox, etc. Now, as they announce Pinocchio, we wonder what all has been confirmed and when the movie will release. So, let’s check it out!
What Is The Cast Of Pinocchio?
On November 10, Disney Chief Financial Officer Kristine McCarthy revealed some strong plans and information for the movie. You know that when it comes to Disney, the cast has to be A-list. So, for Pinocchio, we’re going to have Tom Hanks and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth lead the gang. The former is playing Geppetto and the latter is playing Pinocchio. Apart from these two actors, we have Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, Lorraine Bracco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Keegan-Michael Key on the list. Erivo is reportedly playing Blue Fairy who will help Pinocchio turn into a real boy. Gordon-Levitt will voice Jiminy Cricket, Key will voice Honest John, and Evans will be the Coachman. Bracco, on the other hand, is playing a brand new character called Sofia the Seagull.
When Will Disney+ Release Pinocchio?
Good news for all the eager fans, on Wednesday, studio execs confirmed that the movie will air on Disney+ sometime between July and September 2022 (according to Collider). Apart from the actors, let’s talk about the people that are making the movie. Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis is helming the film. He co-wrote the script with the producer Chris Weitz. To much surprise, the talks of a live-action Pinocchio movie first began in 2015. After almost 7 years the project has come to fruition. However, it is unclear at the moment whether the movie will be available for free on the streamer or not.
What Is The Plot Of Pinocchio?
As of now, no official synopsis has been revealed whereas other projects such as Ms. Marvel got their official synopsis. But if we talk about the original 1940 film, it revolved around Pinocchio’s quest to become a real boy after being a chance by Blue Fairy. The conditions are that he has to prove that he is “brave, truthful, and unselfish” and then he would achieve his goal. Now, if we talk money, then the movie is one of the most profitable projects for the studio with a lifetime gross of over $120 million (via Deadline). The story is based on the 1883 children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Italian writer Carlo Collodi.
As mentioned above, Zemeckis has penned the script alongside producer Weitz who penned the 2015 live-action reboot of “Cinderella.” According to the word, the production wrapped in early 2021. But as you can see above, we at least got the official logo for the movie and you can check the official tweet here. are you excited about the Disney+ live-action Pinocchio? Let us know in the comments below!