Pinocchio will have several versions in the future. One of them is that of Guillermo del Toro, a stop-motion that will arrive on Netflix, and recently it expanded its cast.
After the successes of re-producing movies about old animations, Netflix also wanted to take advantage of this new trend. In this way, Pinocchio will return to the screen. It's hard to keep track of how many adaptations of the story have just come out or are in the works. We have Roberto Benigni's, Ron Howard's that is not going to happen, Robert Zemeckis's, who could sign Tom Hanks and the one that is most advanced, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, who is already finishing closing his spectacular voice cast. .
The Pinocchio film that Guillermo del Toro is preparing, unlike the one released this month by Warner in live action, is a stop-motion animated musical that will premiere directly on Netflix. But that we are not going to see them perform does not mean that the streaming platform is going to do without the best names in Hollywood and those we already knew (Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz) are now joined by Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, Gregory Mann, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman.
Who is who?
Not all the roles of Pinocchio have been revealed, but some of the main characters are clear: Gregory Mann, practically a newcomer since he has only had two very small roles in 'The Literary Society and the Potato Peel Pie' and 'Victoria ', will be the protagonist, Pinocchio. The wooden boy is joined by Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto.
The Pinocchio film, which was announced back in 2018, will be set during the rise of Mussolini's fascism in Italy in the 1930s. Along with Guillermo del Toro (who also co-writes the script) will be Mark Gustafson directing and Patrick McHale behind the script. The music will be provided by Alexandre Desplat.
“After years of pursuing this dream project, I found the perfect partner on Netflix,” del Toro said last Wednesday the 19th, when the announcement was made, “We have spent a lot of time selecting the cast and an extraordinary team and we have been blessed with the support stream of Netflix to move on calmly and carefully, barely missing a beat. We all love and do animation with great passion and we believe it is the ideal medium to retell this classic story in a whole new way. "
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