The debut of Pinocchio , the live-action film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis himself in collaboration with Chris Weitz .
Is just missing, arriving on September 8 on Disney + , on the occasion of Disney + Day .
While we wait we can take a look at this clip, which shows Jiminy Cricket, voiced in the original version by Joseph Gordon-Levitt , struggling with Pinocchio ‘s lies .
The cast of the film includes Tom Hanks as Geppetto (the actor reunites with Zemeckis after Forrest Gump , Cast Away and Polar Express ). Benjamin Evan Ainsworth ( Flora and Ulysses ) is Pinocchio. Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the seagull, an original character. With them also Cynthia Erivo ( Harriet , 7 unknown to El Royale ), who plays the Blue Fairy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the voice of Jiminy Cricket. Additionally, Keegan-Michael Key is the voice of Honest John, aka the Fox. Luke Evansplays the role of the coachman. Giuseppe Battiston plays Mangiafuoco . The singer Frances Alina , on the other hand, will play “Una stella falls”, the Italian version of “When you wish upon a star”, a song sung by the Blue Fairy, a character who has the face of Cynthia Erivo in the film .
Robert Zemeckis wrote the script with Chris Weitz ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , About a Boy ). Weitz produces with Andrew Miano through Depth of Field, Zemeckis produces with his Imagemovers. The film, which will combine live action and CGI, will arrive directly on Disney + .
The original Pinocchio
Based on the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi , the original Disney Pinocchio came out in the United States in 1940, but only arrived in our country after the war, in 1947. It was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (supervisors) together with Norman Ferguson, Bill Roberts, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson and T. Hee .