One of the upcoming films currently in production for Disney+ is a live-action version of “Pinocchio”, which will use state-of-the-art CGI to bring Pinocchio to life. A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy in a musical remake of the Disney animated classic.

Robert Zemeckis will be directing the film, and Tom Hanks will be starring in it as Gheppto.  With Cynthia Erivo playing The Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will provide the voice of Jiminy Cricket, Keegan-Michael Key will play Honest John, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth will play the title character of Pinocchio.


Luke Evans is also going to be starring in the film and will play the role of the Coachman.  Who originally appeared in the animated film, but the character will be going through some changes for the new version.

He recently spoke on the D23 Inside Podcast about the character and the differences from the original character.

“Thankfully, he [live-action Coachman] looks nothing like the character in the animation.  In the mind of Bob Zemeckis [Pinocchio], you can imagine, the things are not going to be the same as they were in the animation. They’re very good. The storyline is very, very similar. But there were certain characters that Bob was able to, you know, dramatically enhance and the coachman is one of those. I get to use all my musical theater, experience and skills in this character. I can’t tell you too much because I want it to be a surprise. But there are some really wonderful gifts that he gave me as an actor with the character. You see a coachman in many different ways. I don’t want to give any more than that. But he isn’t just the average human being if that means anything to you. He’s a very unusual creature is rather terrifying. I mean, if you think Gaston is scary, wait til you meet Coachman.”


Luke Evans will also be starring in the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” prequel series for Disney+, where he is returning as Gaston.

The new “Pinocchio” film is going to be coming to Disney+ in 2022, and the original animated classic is available to watch now on Disney+.

Are you looking forward to the new “Pinocchio” film?

Source – The DisInsider

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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