Tom Hanks to carve a boy for Disney’s live-action Pinocchio

Tom Hanks has found his latest warm, fatherly role to be all Tom Hanksy in.

Deadline brings news that Hanks is in early talks to join Pinocchio, the latest Disney remake to bring joyless realism to an animated classic. Hanks would of course play Gepetto, the creepy old man who carves himself a boy he desperately wishes were real.

Robert Zemeckis is directing, making this a Polar Express reunion of dead-eyed effigies come to life.

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