Disney Investors Day: First Look At Tom Hanks As Geppetto In Robert Zemeckis’ Live-Action Pinocchio!
Today, during Disney's Investors Day 2022, the company unveiled a first look at Tom Hanks as Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ live-action adaptation of Pinocchio, which is set to premiere exclusively on the streaming service this September.
Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks the wood-carver Geppetto, is a retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices Pinocchio, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Pinocchio’s guide Jiminy Cricket; Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key as “Honest” John; Oscar nominee Lorraine Bracco as the new character, Sofia the Seagull; and Luke Evans as The Coachman.
Zemeckis wrote the script for his adaptation with Chris Weitz, with the pair producing alongside Derek Hogue, Andrew Miano and Paul Weitz. Jackie Levine, Jack Rapke, Alexandra Derbyshire and Jeremy Johns served as executive producers.
Check out the first still below from Zemeckis’ Pinocchio, which shows a Hanks and the puppet that shares a striking resemblance to the original animated cartoon!