TOM HANKS Is Top Choice To Play Geppetto In Live-Action 'Pinocchio'
Disney's live-action take on the classic fairytale Pinocchio is in early development and according to reports, director Robert Zemeckis may have found one of its lead stars.
According to a report from Deadline, Tom Hanks is the top choice to play Pinocchio's creator and father figure Geppetto. The website says that negotiations are still in its early stages but the Toy Story voice actor is interested in taking on the role. "We hear that after reading the script, Hanks has reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film."
The actor and director go way back, having worked together in the Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and The Polar Express.
Other details about the project are still being kept under wraps.