Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio Eyes Actors for Honest John & Coachman

New details are emerging regarding Disney’s live-action Pinocchio that is set to begin filming by the end of the year. We’ve learned of two potential new actors that may be joining the screen! Check out the details below.


As shared by Illuminerdi: “In this casting update we’ve learned that Stephen Graham is being eyed to play the Coachman, while Alan Cummings is connected to the role of Honest John. The descriptions of the roles are as follows:”

COACHMAN (Live Action role) – A sinister, shadowy figure who is notorious for luring little boys to Pleasure Island where they are transformed into donkeys.

Pinocchio Coachman
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Pinocchio Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham (Credit:

HONEST JOHN (Animated role/Voiceover) – A literal and metaphorical fox. A sly con-man. He encourages Pinocchio to stop going to school and sells him to the circus.

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“Pinochio is aiming to start production by the end of the year. The film will be helmed by director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) who will also write alongside Chris Weitz (Rogue One). It has been previously reported that longtime Zemeckis collaborator Tom Hanks is in talks to play Geppetto, Pinocchio’s father and creator. Pinocchio is being considered for a theatrical release, not a Disney+ exclusive.”


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We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.