Tom Hanks 'in talks to play Geppetto in Disney's Pinocchio live action film'


Tom Hanks is said to be in talks to appear in Disney's upcoming Pinocchio adaption..

Disney's 1940 animated musical is set to be the latest classic film remade in live action.


Tom Hanks is reportedly in early negotiations to play Geppetto with Robert Zemickis set to direct.

The pair previously worked together on Forrest Gump, Cast Away and The Polar Express.

Chris Weitz is to pen the script based on the original story of wood-carver Geppetto who creates a wooden puppet named Pinocchio which is brought to life by a fairy. Pinocchio is told he can become a real boy if he can prove himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish".

Pinocchio is the latest live-action adaption of a classic animated Disney movie.

Last year saw Aladdin and The Lion King both enjoy box office takings in excess of $1 billion while Mulan is due for release later this year and an adaption of The Little Mermaid is currently filming in the UK.

Meanwhile it was recently reported that Jude Law is in the running to star in a live action Peter Pan movie.