Luke Evans is all set to join forces with Tom Hanks in Disney‘s upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio.
Based on Deadline’s new report, the Welsh actor will represent The coachman’s role, a villainous-character in the story who tempts children to a place entitled Pleasure Island and sells them off to serve others. Evans has already made an appearance in another Disney live-action remake previously, portraying the role of Gaston in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast. He’ll be joined by Hanks, who’ll play on the role of Geppetto, while Robert Zemeckis will be on the directing seat. The film itself is plotted by Zemeckis and Chris Weitz and will be produced by Andrew Miano and Weitz under their production banner, Depth of Field.
Pinocchio was first released back in 1940 in animated form and narrated the story of a living puppet who miserably wanted to become a human being, trying to achieve this objective with his cricket friend’s assistance his conscience. The cult-classic surpassed roughly $122 million worldwide since its release more than seven decades ago.
Now being in remaking, the live-action transformation will be destined for Disney+ release instead of a theatrical run, as most of the theatres are Shut down due to ongoing pandemic.
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