More casting news this week, as production move forward on Disney’s live-action adaptations. Last week Jessica Alexander was announced for the upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid, but that wasn’t the only casting announcement. Disney have also been busy adding to the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio.
According to The Wrap, Cynthia Erivo has signed on to play the Blue Fairy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast as Jiminy Cricket. The pair join Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, who will voice Pinocchio.
Zemeckis and Chris Weitz have written the script and filming will take place in the UK. Pinocchio will be heading directly to Disney+, as revealed during Disney’s Investors Day.
Source: The Wrap