If there’s someone who can play Pinocchio’s Geppetto, it’s Tom Hanks. Early negotiations are on for Hanks to play the lively woodcarver and creator of Pinocchio in its film. Caste Away director Robert Zemickis will be helming the project.
Pinocchio joins the lost of Disney’s foray into live-action remakes such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Tom Hanks has worked with Zemickis in Cast Away and The Polar Express before this.
In 1940 we saw Walt Disney revolutionising things by bringing the story of Pinocchio to life. According to Deadline, the script of the film will be penned by Chris Weitz. His other job on the film will be of a producer along with Andrew Miano and their company Depth Of Field.
Recently, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson officially became citizens of Greece. The news was shared by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his official Instagram handle. In a photograph Prime Minister Mitsotakis has shared, he can be seen posing with wife Mareva Grabowski, and Hanks, 64, and Wilson, 63.
The Hollywood stars are seen holding up their new Greek passports, with Mitsotakis stating both Hanks and Wilson, “are now proud Greek citizens!” Both Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been vacationing in Greece for years. Wilson’s mother Dorothea Tzigkou was born in Albania near the Greece border.