With Guillermo del Toro currently at work on his Pinocchio picture, now comes word of three new additions for the stop-motion animated musical offering.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Ragnarok’s Cate Blanchett, Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, and The Incredible Hulk’s Tim Blake Nelson have joined Pinocchio.
Pinocchio has actually been filming since last autumn, and this trio of new additions join a cast that includes newcomer Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket, David Bradley as Gepetto, and roles for Tilda Swinton, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, and Burn Gorman.
For del Toro’s take on Pinocchio, the movie will take place during the rise of fascism in the Italy of Mussolini. At a time when so many films have been put on hold, Pinocchio has actually managed to continue production uninterrupted during the ongoing global pandemic.
Pinocchio will be simultaneously released in cinemas and made available on Netflix, with Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Mark Gustafson co-directing with Guillermo del Toro.