Ron Howard Reportedly Directing Downey Jr’s Pinocchio

Ron Howard (In the Heart of the Sea) has reportedly taken over directing duties for Warner Bros.’ Pinnochio. The film has been in development for years, but with Howard on board, Tracking Board says “things are expected to move quickly.”

Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to the film for a while, and with him, Warner Bros. has been quick to switch directors. The team was originally eyeing Tim Burton to direct, though both Ben Stiller and Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) have also been named.

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