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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
Coachman (Credit:
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.

Honest John (Credit:
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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.”


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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