Disney’s live-action Pinocchio is almost here since Disney+ Day is just around the corner! In September 2022, Disney+ will release the studio’s subsequent live-action remake. On August 24, 2022, the official trailer (see below) was released. Geppetto is surprised to see this “nearly real boy” when Pinocchio awakens. Jiminy Cricket is concerned about how Pinocchio will survive in the world without a conscience once he sets him out into it. Watch Pinocchio Trailer 2 below.
The main character of the movie is a puppet named Pinocchio who was made by a woodworker named Geppetto and miraculously brought to life. As Pinocchio aspires to become a genuine boy, the film will follow his travels with a fantastic cast of characters.
Cast and crew of Pinocchio
Tom Hanks will take on the role of Geppetto, the kind woodcarver who sculpts Pinocchio and desires a son of his own.
Cynthia Erivo, a recipient of Daytime Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards, plays the mysterious Blue Fairy who brings Pinocchio to life. In the movie, she will perform the well-known song “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
Luke Evans, will make his second appearance in a live-action Disney version as the wicked Coachman, who leads Pinocchio and other bad boys to Pleasure Island.
Just as spectacular as the live-action actors are the voice cast. Jiminy Cricket, a beloved figure that serves as Pinocchio’s adviser and “conscience,” is portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Comedy legend Keegan-Michael Key, who will play Honest John, and Lorraine Bracco, who will voice Sofia the Seagull, are among the other actors donating their voices to the movie. Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana, Jaquita Ta’Le as her marionette Sabina, Giuseppe Battiston as Stromboli, and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick are additional cast members.
But who will play the actual Pinocchio? As the living puppet, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, a teen actor, will play the lead role. The entertainment industry is still a bit fresh to Benjamin. He played Miles Wingrave in the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor before Pinocchio.
Pinocchio from Disney will release in September 2022.