New Trailer: Roberto Benigni In “Pinocchio”

New Trailer Roberto Benigni In Pinocchio

Acclaimed Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone has been working on a live-action “Pinocchio” for a while and now the first trailer for the project has arrived ahead of its opening at Christmas in Italy.

Roberto Begnini stars as the puppet maker Geppetto along with young actor Federico Ielapi as the titular character in a project that will blend various genres from child fantasy to horror.

A worldwide release strategy has yet to be determined. The project is one of several “Pinocchio” films in the works, others include a Guillermo del Toro-produced stylised one for Netflix, and Disney’s inevitable remake of their own animated film.