Disney Casts Key Roles in Live-Action “Pinocchio” Including Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Keegan-Michael Key

The rolls of Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, the Blue Fairy and Honest John have now been cast in the Disney+ live-action adaptation of Pinocchio.

What’s Happening:

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney just cast several lead roles for the live-action remake of Pinocchio, which is being directed by Robert Zemeckis.
  • The following key roles have been filled by:
    • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket (Voice)
    • Cynthia Erivo as The Blue Fairy
    • Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John (Voice)
    • Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Pinocchio (Voice)
    • Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull (Voice) (New character)
  • Already cast are the roles of Geppetto, played by Disney Legend Tom Hanks, and the Coachmen, played by Luke Evans.
  • Filming will take place in the U.K. and the project will be a mix of live-action with several all-CG characters.
  • Formally announced at the Disney Investor Day in December, this live-action retelling is being made for Disney+ and won’t go to theaters.
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