Luke Evans On For Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio

Luke Evans

by James White |
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He's already part of the live-action Disney crowd thanks to his role as Gaston in 2017's Beauty And The Beast. Luke Evans will keep the Mouse House mojo flowing after nabbing a role in Robert Zemeckis' new take on Pinocchio.

Tom Hanks is starring in the film as Geppetto, the carpenter who fashions the wooden boy, a puppet who dreams of becoming a real child. With the help of a cricket as his conscience, he'll go on a journey to try and achieve his dream. But it won't be easy, especially with the presence of calculating, cruel people such as Evans' The Coachman.

Zemeckis wrote the film with Chris Weitz, and the movie will be shot with the intention of premiering on Disney+. And talking of his Beast-ly role, Evans is scheduled to shoot a prequel series featuring Gaston and Josh Gad's LeFou, also for Disney+.

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