Pinocchio: Tom Hanks Up for Geppetto Role in Disney Live-Action Remake

Tom Hanks is in early discussions to play Geppetto in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio, according to Variety.

Director of Paddington, Paul King, will be directing the film, while Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are on as producers. King, Weitz, and Simon Farnaby all wrote the current draft of the screenplay.

Pinocchio joins the other recent animated Disney films who had received live-action remakes and saw huge numbers at the box office, including Beauty and the Beast which made $1.2 billion in 2017 and The Jungle Book which was at $966.5 million worldwide in 2016.

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