Los Angeles: Welsh actor Luke Evans has boarded the solid of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “Pinocchio”. Evans, identified for starring in “Fast and Furious” collection and “Beauty and the Beast”, will star alongside Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, who will play Geppetto within the film, reported Deadline.
Robert Zemeckis, who beforehand labored with Hanks on critically-acclaimed options resembling “Forrest Gump”, “Cast Away” and “Polar Express”, will helm the venture. Chris Weitz has written the script with Zemeckis. The author may also produce the movie with Andrew Miano by means of their firm Depth of Discipline.
Disney’s unique movie, which launched in 1940, was based mostly on the 1883 Italian youngsters’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi. The animated characteristic centres on a wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wood puppet delivered to life by a fairy and advised him that he’ll turn out to be an actual boy if he proves himself to be “brave, truthful, and unselfish”.
The venture is the most recent in an extended line of Disney’s live-action remakes of its animated films resembling “Aladdin”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King”. Evans just lately accomplished filming for Hulu’s mini-series”9 Excellent Strangers”reverse Melissa McCarthy and Nicole Kidman. He may also star in a prequel collection to “Beauty and the Beast” together with Josh Gad. The present will debut on streamer Disney Plus.
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