the Pinocchio reboot has found its Blue Fairy in Harriet star Cynthia erivo. TheWrap reported Wednesday that Erivo had landed the role along with a few other casting announcements. Those joining Erivo for the project include Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the voice of Pinocchio, Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John and Lorraine Bracco as the voice of the new character. Sofia the Seagull. .
Other names have previously been announced as part of the new Pinocchio reboot cast. Tom Hanks will play Geppetto live while Beauty and the Beast Remake star Luke Evans has been cast as the Coachman. Oakes Fegley has also been in talks to play Lampwick.
In the original Disney film, the Blue Fairy is the one who gives life to the wooden puppet that is Pinocchio, telling him that he can become a real boy if he proves to be “brave, sincere and selfless”. He then assigns Jiminy Cricket to essentially serve as Pinocchio’s conscience. The Blue Fairy then appears throughout the story to check on Pinocchio’s progress, eventually deciding that the puppet has proven its worth.
The film is described as a hybrid of live action and visual effects. With a script co-written with Chris Weitz, Robert Zemeckis is directing. Andrew Miano and Weitz will produce under their Depth of Field production banner alongside Zemeckis’ Imagemovers. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will provide new musical numbers, but the film will also include the classic songs from the original.
Erivo, a highly successful performer, might be best known for playing abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the acclaimed biopic. Harriet. The role earned her Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Original Song. Her other accolades include winning a Tony Award for Best Actress and a Grammy for her role in the Broadway performance of The color Purple. Erivo also starred in the miniseries. The outside. She will soon play Aretha Franklin in the new season of Genius and has a role in the movie Chaos walking, which will be released this month.
Pinocchio is one of many classic animated movie remakes in the works for House of Mouse. Modern shots of Peter Pan, The little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, Y The Hunchback of Notre Dame. New sequels to remakes previously released as The Lion King Y Aladdin they are also happening. In recent years, several other titles have already received the reboot treatment, including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lady and the Tramp, Mulan, Y Dumbo.
The original Pinocchio The movie has long been considered a classic as one of Disney’s best-known stories. It was the first animated film to win a competitive Academy Award, winning two for Best Music, Original Score and Best Music, Original Song. Universally praised, the movie has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
No release date has yet been set for Pinocchio, but the film is expected to be released exclusively on Disney +. Production on the film will begin next month in the UK. This news comes to us from TheWrap.
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