Roadside Attractions has unveiled a new trailer for the live-action movie adaptation of famous and iconic Pinocchio. This Italian movie adaptation is directed by Matteo Garrone (Tale of Tales, Gomorra) and it seems like an enjoyable and exciting vision of the classic story.
The movie stars Italian actor Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) as Geppetto. This is the second Pinocchio movie that he’s been a part of. In 2002, Benigni wrote, directed, and starred in his own Pinocchio movie and Federico Ielapi is playing Pinocchio.
Geppetto (Servillo), an old woodcarver, receives a piece of wood perfect for his next project: a puppet. But something magical happens – the cheeky puppet begins to talk, and can walk, run and eat like any young boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio, and brings him up as his son. But Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. Easily led astray, he tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the land of toys and the field of miracles. His loyal friend, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair, tries to make him see that his dream – to be a real boy – can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.
The cast includes Marine Vacth, Marcello Fonte, Gigi Proietti, Davide Marotta, Massimiliano Gallo, Rocco Papaleo, and Massimo Ceccherini. This movie will be dubbed in English.
Pinocchio will release Pinocchio in select US theaters on December 25th.