Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of Disney's live action film about Pinocchio.

Erivo and Gordon-Levitt will play the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket,

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Earlier it became clear that Tom Hanks can be seen in the film as Gepetto, the woodworker who makes Pinocchio, fervently wishes the wooden doll to become a real boy and be served at his beck and call.

Pinocchio

is a book by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi that came out in 1883.

Disney brought the story to the silver screen in a drawn version in 1940.

It was, after Snow White from 1937, the studio's second full-length animated film.

The new Disney movie will be directed by Robert Zemeckis.

He is not the only one who is working on a film about the wooden boy with the long nose.

Guillermo del Toro is making a stop-motion film about Pinocchio for Netflix, featuring Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard and Christoph Waltz.