Ewan McGregor, one of the stars of Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated Pinocchio film, has revealed the role he will play in the upcoming adaptation.
During a video interview with ACE Universe, McGregor revealed that he will voice that adaptation’s version of Jiminy Cricket and teases he may even have a song.
“I’m playing Jiminy Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pinocchio. That I had started working on before I left for New York, so some of that is recorded. And of course it’s stop-frame animation, so it’s going to take them a great long time to make that film. But my first part, which is recording his dialogue, is sort of done. There may or may not be a song that needs to be recorded. I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that.”
Guillermo del Toro is also currently tied up with principal photography on his next feature Nightmare Alley, therefore, at this point, it remains unclear when we will expect to see the adaptation.
Pinocchio will also include a voice cast of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones star David Bradley as the voice of Geppetto, Pinocchio’s creator, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, and del Toro regular Ron Perlman.
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