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'Pinocchio': Disney's live-action remake coming in 2022

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'Pinocchio': Disney's live-action remake coming in 2022
Tom Hanks will play Geppetto in the Disney+ remake of "Pinocchio." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Disney's live-action Pinocchio remake is coming to Disney+ in 2022.

Disney+ confirmed the film's cast and shared a release window for the movie Friday during Disney+ Day.

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Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evans will star, with Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Lorraine Bracco to provide voice roles.

The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and will premiere on Disney+ in fall 2022.

Pinocchio is a remake of Disney's 1940 animated film of the same name, which is based on the Carlo Collodi children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. The story follows an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, and his wooden puppet, Pinocchio, who comes to life.

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In the new film, Hanks will play Geppetto, with Erivo as the Blue Fairy and Evans as The Coachman. Ainsworth will voice Pinocchio, with Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Key as "Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow and Bracco as Sofia the Seagull.

Netflix is developing a separate, stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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