Well-known and beloved by Disney fans as the voice of Woody in Pixar’s Toy Story movies, Tom Hanks has his eye on a new project. Recently, a Deadline article announced that Hanks is part of the early negotiations for the role of Geppetto in a live-action Pinocchio remake directed by Robert Zemeckis. Zemeckis is most well-known for directing Forrest Gump and Back to the Future.

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Deadline reported that Hanks recently reached out to Zemeckis with word that he is interested in the role. A few years ago, Disney reportedly approached Hanks to play the beloved part. At this time, Paul King was set to direct the project. As far as we all can tell, nothing came out of those arrangements. However, Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis share a history of success. They worked together on Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Forrest Gump. Though nothing is official just yet, we’re hoping for official word soon!

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Olivia Willett

Olivia is a 20 year old English student and life-long lover of Disney parks. She has been visiting Walt Disney World since her childhood, and she aspires to visit each and every park around the globe.

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