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New Trailer for Matteo Garrone’s PINOCCHIO

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Garrone's take on the classic tale comes to UK/ROI cinemas in August.

Disney are set to deliver a live action remake of their animated classic Pinocchio in the next couple of years, but Italy's Matteo Garrone (Dogman; Tale of Tales) has beaten them to the punch with his take on his country's most enduring folk tale.

Garrone's Pinocchio stars Roberto Benigni as puppet master Gepetto with the puppet who wants to become a boy voiced by Federico Ielapi.

Pinocchio is in UK/ROI cinemas from August 14th, with special previews August 10th.

Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

PINOCCHIO tells the tale of an old woodcarver named Gepetto (Roberto Benigni) who creates a puppet, which then magically comes to life. Gepetto names him Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi) and brings him up as his son. Pinocchio however finds it hard to be good and is easily led astray. He ends up stumbling from one misadventure to another – whether in the belly of a giant fish, in the Land of Toys or in the Field of Miracles. It is up to his loyal friend the Fairy (Marine Vacth) to help him see that his dream of becoming a real boy is only possible if he finally changes his ways.