Tue, May 31, 2022, 9:04 AM
Tom Hanks is wishing upon a star!
During Good Morning America Tuesday, Disney debuted the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action reimagining of Pinocchio, inspired by the 1940 animated classic.
In the film, Hanks plays Geppetto, the wood-carver who creates and cares for Pinocchio (played here by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Miles from Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor).
“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight,” Geppetto says in the teaser trailer, reciting the iconic prayer from the original film. “I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.”
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) directed the movie, which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the wise mentor and “conscience” Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key as “Honest” John, and Luke Evans as the villainous Coachman. Lorraine Bracco plays a new character, Sofia the Seagull.
All are seen in flashes in the trailer, which is set to the beloved Disney tune, “When You Wish Upon a Star.”