The final casting has yet to be announced, but the cast and crew so far is star-studded. In addition to director Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Romancing the Stone) and Hanks, the studio has nabbed Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Cinderella) to cowrite the script with Zemeckis. Weitz and Andrew Miano (Golden Compass) and their Depth of Field company will produce, with music from Alan Silvestri.
The Pinocchio franchise has proven highly successful for Disney over the years, with over $120 million in box office receipts. No release date has been set for the project.