Luke Evans portrays ANOTHER Disney villain as he plays a role in Pinocchio live-action … after playing Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
He is known for his devilishly beautiful appearance as well as an eerie role from a successful live-action imagining a Disney movie.
And now Luke Evans is returning to the form after landing the role of the villainous Coachman in Disney̵
The Hobbit actor, 41, will join the Disney + movie that already has Tom Hanks affiliated as Geppetto, Deadline reports.
Devilishly beautiful and type-approved: Luke Evans returns to the Disney villain area after landing the role of Coachman in the upcoming live-action remake of Pinocchio
The casting movement comes after Evans famously portrayed the selfish, navel-gazing Gaston in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast remake opposite Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.
This film broke the $ 1 billion mark in the worldwide box office and ushered in a new era for Mouse House in rewashing its vault of animated classics.
The Lion King and Aladdin have also both been portrayed in live action, and they have also each broken $ 1 billion dollars.
Look at me: the cast comes after Evans’ famous portrait of the selfish, navel-gazing Gaston in 2017’s Beauty And The Beast remake
The new Pinocchio, directed by Forrest Gump helmet Robert Zemeckis, will go straight to the Disney + streaming platform, unlike the aforementioned predecessors that enjoyed large theater arches.
Like the animated classic from 1940, Pinocchio will explore the tale of an enchanted puppet who longs to be a real boy.
Evans’ Coachman will be one of several antagonists trying to harm and exploit Pinocchio for their personal gain.
The 1940 classic: Pinocchio will explore the tale of an enchanted puppet longing to become a real boy, and Evans’ Coachman will be one of several antagonists trying to exploit him
Disney’s live action that takes the story is just one of several Pinocchio projects, either currently in production or recently released.
One is the long-awaited darker version of the story, co-directed by visionary filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and starring Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton.
The film has been completed and is expected to be released sometime this year.
Trend: Disney’s live action taking up the story is just one of several Pinocchio projects, either currently in production or recently released
Originally an Italian fairy tale, Oscar winner Roberto Benigni also recently released a live action version of the story, which was his second time.
In his latest Pinocchio movie, released this Christmas, Benigni played Geppetto, while in the version he produced in 2002, he played Pinocchio himself.
In addition to Disney’s new Pinocchio films, The Little Mermaid is currently a live-action remake with, among others, Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem and Awkwafina.
In addition to Disney’s new Pinocchio: The Little Mermaid is currently filming a live-action remake with Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem and Awkwafina