Benjamin Evan Ainsworth lands title role in live-action ‘Pinocchio’, Cynthia Erivo to star as well

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth lands title role in live-action ‘Pinocchio’, Cynthia Erivo to star as well

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Los Angeles, March 4 (PTI) Child actor Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, known for “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and “Flora and Ulysses”, has been asked to voice the lead character of Pinocchio in the live-action Disney adaptation . .

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominated actress Cynthia Erivo will play the Blue Fairy and Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the sarcastic Jiminy Cricket.

The trio join Tom Hanks, who plays Geppetto the woodcarver, and have been associated with the project for a long time since 2018.

Seasoned Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis will be directing a new version of the screenplay he co-wrote with Chris Weitz.

The project marks the reunion of Zemeckis and Gordon-Levitt after the 2015 biographical drama “The Walk”.

The voice of Keegan-Michael Key, star of “Dolemite Is My Name”, plays the rogue fox Honest John, with former “The Sopranos” Lorraine Bracco lending her voice to Sofia the seagull, a new character.

The original animated film, released in 1940, revolves around Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who, with the help of a cricket as a conscience, must prove he is worthy of becoming a real boy.

The modern take, a combination of live action and heavy visual effects, will begin production this month in the UK and debut on Disney Plus, the studio’s streaming platform.

Andrew Miano and Weitz produce through their company Depth of Field with Zemeckis ” Imagemovers. PTI RDS RDS

Warning :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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