Ewan McGregor will voice Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 June 2020
Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he will voice Jiminy Cricket in Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of 'Pinocchio'

Ewan McGregor will voice Jiminy Cricket in a new 'Pinocchio' movie.

The 49-year-old actor has confirmed that he will play Pinocchio's wise partner – known as the Talking Cricket in Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' – in Guillermo del Toro's take on the classic tale, which is set to be released on Netflix in 2021.

In an interview with ACE Universe, Ewan said: "I'm playing Jiminy Cricket in Guillermo del Toro's version of 'Pinocchio'."

The 'Star Wars' actor revealed that he has already done some voice work for the project but suggested that the movie could take a long time to make.

Ewan explained: "I had started working on it before I left 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 of that, which is recording his dialogue, is sort of done."

Ewan also hinted that he could be singing a musical number in the film.

He said: "There may or may not be a song that needs to be recorded. I'm not sure I'm at liberty to discuss that. Even though we're just privately talking, you know."

The 'Trainspotting' star will be joined by a star-studded cast in the movie, including Christoph Waltz, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton and Ron Perlman.

Guillermo's stop-motion movie will tell a darker story than Disney's 1940 animated movie and is based on Gris Grimly's 2002 recreation of Collodi's book.

Pinocchio

  • 2021
  • France / US
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, John Turturro, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Ron Perlman, Finn Wolfhard, Burn Gorman, David Bradley, Tim Blake Nelson, Gregory Mann

Guillermo del Toro is at long last given the chance to make his version of Pinocchio, as a musical for Netflix.

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