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'Pinocchio': Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt join Disney live-action film

Cynthia Erivo will play the Blue Fairy in Disney's live-action Pinocchio remake. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Cynthia Erivo will play the Blue Fairy in Disney's live-action "Pinocchio" remake. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

March 3 (UPI) -- Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of Disney's live-action Pinocchio.

The Wrap reported Wednesday that Erivo, 34, and Gordon-Levitt, 40, will play the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket in the new movie.

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The Blue Fairy is a magical being who brings Pinocchio to life and later turns him into a real boy. She also helps Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket throughout their adventures.

Entertainment Weekly said Luke Evans has also joined the cast as the Coachman, with Keegan-Michael Key to play Honest John and Lorraine Bracco to portray the new character Sofia the Seagull. Benjamin Evan Ainsworth will voice Pinnochio.

Tom Hanks was previously announced to play Geppetto.

Pinocchio is written by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz and directed by Zemeckis. The new film will premiere on Disney+.

Pinocchio is based on the Carlo Collodi novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, which Disney previously adapted as a 1940 animated film.

Netflix is developing a separate, stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio directed by Guillermo del Toro. The movie will feature the voices of Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and Ron Perlman.

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