Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio: An Updated Cast List, Including Tom Hanks

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Since 2010, Disney is persistently rolling on the re-imagining or remaking of the live-action front, i.e., it started from Alice in Wonderland in 2010, then Maleficent in 2014, and so on. Now, Pinocchio getting such treatment is scarcely surprising, as it’s the second animated feature film of Mouse House. 

Since 2015, Pinocchio- The live-action movie is under work, and eventually, in early 2020, director Robert Zemeckis officially signed the contract for filming it. It comes as no surprise, that this live-action is making steady progress, the project is taking baby steps since the e remaking was confirmed to move forward with perfection.

According to the leaks our team came across, a live-action movie with the production of Chris Weitz directed and co-written by Robert Zemeckis look’s relative emulate of the original version of 1940, although there have to be some freelance alterations by the director Robert  Zemeckis. 

Now, have an overview of the lineup of actors joined including Tom Hanks playing the key role in the movie ‘Pinocchio’. 

Tom Hanks

Between voicing Woody across four Toy Story movies and playing Walt Disney himself in Saving Mr. Banks, not to mention starring in the Touchstone Pictures-produced movies Splash and Turner & Hooch, Tom Hanks should unquestionably be counted in the upper echelon of Disney actors. Hanks’ latest contribution to the studio is playing Geppetto, the kind woodcarver who fashions Pinocchio and raises him as his son when he’s brought to life. 

Hanks first entered talks to join Pinocchio in late 2018 when Paddington’s Paul King was attached to direct, but it was only in December 2020, nearly a full year after Robert Zemeckis inherited helming duties, that Hanks officially signed on.

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth

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Pinocchio will be undoubtedly a mix of CGI and live-action, this is what one will expect from this. However, Pinocchio latter being depicted, and this from when he turned into a real boy. So the question arises- who will the next giving voice our beloved puppet? Benjamin Evan Ainsworth is selected for this job. 

These are the two major changes made in the cast which include popular Tom Hanks. Along with them, there are few more changes in the cast list which includes- 

  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Luke Evans
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt 
  • Lorraine Bracco

Are you eager to watch these changes in the cast live in action? Let us know.


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