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Tom Hanks in discussion to play Geppetto in the Pinocchio movie live: the report



78 years after the release of the original "Pinocchio", Tom Hanks could revive Geppetto.

According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actor would be in discussion to embody the father figure in a live adaptation of Disney's 1940 classic.

Paul King – the filmmaker behind "Paddington" – is on board to direct, by the exit.

In the 1940s animated film, a puppet named Pinocchio – created by the wood carver Geppetto – tries to prove itself to a fairy, who says that he can become a real boy he's showing courage.

The film follows Pinocchio, with the help of Jiminy Cricket who becomes his conscience, in his journey.

In addition to potentially playing Geppetto, Hanks, 62, should also play the role of Mister Rogers.

TOM HANKS IS MISTER ROGERS IN THE FIRST PICTURE OF THE MOVIE TO COME

In September, Sony Pictures released Hanks 'first photo in the film, under the title "You Are My Friend", telling the story of Fred Rogers, the famous host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".

In the picture, we see Hanks sitting in a bright red sweater over a buttoned shirt and a matching tie in khaki pants. Hanks' hair and eyebrows are also dyed gray.

"Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers going to a neighborhood near you in October 2019," said the studio subtitled the photo on Twitter, also revealing the date of the film's premiere.


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