Welsh actor Luke Evans has boarded the solid of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Pinocchio.
Evans, identified for starring in Quick and Livid sequence and Magnificence and the Beast, will star alongside Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, who will play Geppetto within the film, reported Deadline.
Robert Zemeckis, who beforehand labored with Hanks on critically-acclaimed options akin to Forrest Gump, Forged Away and Polar The Press Reporter, will helm the mission. Chris Weitz has written the script with Zemeckis. The author may even produce the movie with Andrew Miano by means of their firm Depth of Area.
Disney’s unique movie, which launched in 1940, was based mostly on the 1883 Italian kids’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
The animated characteristic centres on a wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wood puppet dropped at life by a fairy and is advised that he’ll turn out to be an actual boy if he proves himself to be “courageous, truthful, and unselfish”.
The mission is the most recent in a protracted line of Disney’s live-action remakes of its animated motion pictures akin to Aladdin, Magnificence and the Beast and The Lion King.
Evans lately accomplished filming for Hulu’s mini-series 9 Good Strangers, reverse Melissa McCarthy and Nicole Kidman.
He may even star in a prequel sequence to Magnificence and the Beast together with Josh Gad. The present will debut on streamer Disney Plus.