Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket in Live-Action 'Pinocchio'
Disney has found some of its magic for its live-action retelling of Pinocchio.
Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been tapped to play Disney icons the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket in the feature project that is being directed by Robert Zemeckis.
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The duo join Tom Hanks, who is plating Geppetto, and has been associated with the long-gestating project since 2018. The project is combining live-action and heavy visual effects.
Also coming on board this whale of a tale is Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Flora and Ulysses), who will voice the title character of Pinocchio, and Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John. Lorraine Bracco is playing the voice of Sofia the Seagull, a new character.
Pinocchio will begin production this month in the U.K. and will debut on Disney+.
Andrew Miano and Weitz are producing through their company Depth of Field along with Zemeckis’ Imagemovers.
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