Date: 5th March 2021
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Cynthia Erivo have been tapped to play Disney icons the Jiminy Cricket and Blue Fairy in the feature project that is being directed by Robert Zemeckis.
The Blue Fairy is a magical being who fulfills Geppetto's wish and transforms Pinocchio into a real boy. She is also a companion to Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket throughout their adventures.
Luke Evans is set to play the coachman and Tom Hanks to play Geppetto in the feature film.
Zemeckis is directing off a script he wrote with Chris Weitz. Cameras roll this month in the UK. Andrew Miano and Weitz are producing through their company Depth of Field along with Zemeckis’ Imagemovers.
Also announced on Wednesday were Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voicing the title character of Pinocchio, with Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John and Lorraine Bracco as the voice of Sofia the Seagull, a new character, in the film, which will combine live action and visual effects.
Source: Press Release