Is Tom Hanks Becoming Everyone's Favourite Go-To Geezer?
Following on from his upcoming cardigan-wearing take on America’s favourite kids TV presenter, Mr Rogers, Tom Hanks is lining up to play another legendary surrogate father figure type. The beloved actor is in talks to take on the role of puppet maker Gepetto in Disney’s next instalment of remaking everything we ever loved as children – now as live action, Pinocchio. Paddington’s Paul King is on board as director and Hanks is at the top of his list, cast-wise.
Before Pinocchio even starts filming next year however, we are due to see Disney’s all-new “live” takes on Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King –all due in 2019.
Meanwhile, Guillermo Del Toro continues to work on his stop motion take on the puppet-real boy conundrum for Netflix
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