Tom Hanks May Play Geppetto in Disney's Pinocchio Movie

  • November 30, 2018
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Has Disney’s live-action Pinocchio¬†movie found its Geppetto?While the casting news hasn’t been officially announced,¬†Tom Hanks is said to be in “early talks” to play the woodcarver and creator of Pinocchio in the upcoming live-action adaptation,¬†according to¬†The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to be director by Paul King, who is also the filmmaker behind the Paddington movies.Disney first released the film¬†Pinocchio, which is based on the Carlo Collodi’s children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio, in 1940. The movie was Disney’s second animated feature film, following three years¬†after¬†Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The character of Geppetto carves¬†a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, who he wishes will become a real boy. Pinocchio is later brought to life by a blue fairy, who tells Pinocchio, “Prove yourself brave, truthful and unselfish, and someday you will be a real boy.”According to THR, the movie is looking to start production in May, which could conflict with Hanks’ upcoming¬†sci-fi project Bios.Hanks has yet to comment on the casting reports.

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