Mar 3, 2021

Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket Respectively in Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Adaptation

Disney has pulled some of its magic for  its live-action retelling of Pinocchio starring Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Tom Hanks, Keegan-Michael Key and now Cynthia Ervio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt .

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We’re so excited to share with you that Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been tapped to play Disney icons: The Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket in the feature project that is being directed by Robert Zemeckis. If you are unfamiliar the story of Pinocchio follows an old toy maker who couldn’t have children of his own. One day after making a wish a wooden puppet of a little boy he made comes to life. The titular Pinocchio brings life and adventure to an old man looking to have a family, while Pinocchio also goes out to discover the meaning of being a “real boy”.

The duo will be joining Tom Hanks (Geppetto) who has been associated with the long-gestating project since 2018. The project is combining live-action with heavy visual effects. Pinocchio will begin production this month in the U.K. and will debut on Disney+.