Could Tom Hanks Be Cast As Gepetto in the Live Action Remake of Pinnochio?

Tom Hanks

It appears as if Tom Hanks may play the kind woodcarver Geppetto in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of its classic animated film.

In the animated version, Geppetto is a lonely woodcarver whose only wish is to have a son of his own. In the film that taught us all to “wish upon a star” one of Gepetto’s puppets, Pinnochio, comes to life (with the help of The Blue Fairy) and embarks on a daring journey to prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy.

Tom Hanks has appeared in several Disney films throughout his career- most notably he played the voice of Woody in the Toy Story franchise as well as portraying Walt Disney himself in Saving Mr. Banks. We hope we will be able to add Gepetto to this list. We think he would be outstanding in the role!


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Photo Credit: Variety Magazine

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