On the heels of his Oscar-nominated performance as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom Hanks is in serious consideration to play Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ retelling of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s classic, Pinocchio. From Deadline Hollywood:
Although insiders say negotiations are very early, we hear that after reading the script, Hanks has reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film. Disney has always longed for Hanks to play the woodcarver, having approached him years ago when Paul King was attached to direct. That deal was never made, but given Hanks and Zemeckis’ long-standing relationship going back to when they both won Oscars for their work on Forrest Gump, this seems more likely to move forward.
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