Tom Hanks & Cynthia Erivo Highlight First Trailer For Live-Action “Pinocchio”

There are few tales as timeless as Pinocchio, the story of a wooden puppet’s quest to become a real boy, and there are few actors as beloved as Tom Hanks, so, what might happen when you put the two together? We’re about to find out in director Robert Zemeckis’s live-action Pinocchio, which stars Hanks as Geppetto, the woodcarver who treats his wooden creation, Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his actual son. Lucky for them both, magic is in the air. In the first trailer for Zemeckis’s live-action adaptation, we see what happens when Geppetto’s wish is granted.

Joining Hanks and Ainsworth is a fantastic cast, including Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Pinocchio’s trusty guide Jiminy Cricket, and Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John. Then there’s Lorraine Bracco playing the brand new character Sofia the Seagull, as well as Luke Evans as the Coachman, Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana, Giuseppe Battiston as Senor Stromboli, and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

Check out the trailer below. Pinocchio premieres on September 8 on Disney+.

Here’s the official synopsis for Pinocchio:

Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Academy Award® nominee Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Academy Award® nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. Also in the cast are Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana (and her marionette Sabina), Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

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Featured image: Tom Hanks as Geppetto in PINOCCHIO, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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