Luke Evans will reportedly star in another Disney film, with a villainous role in the upcoming Pinocchio.
Evans, who played Gaston in the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast, is set to play another villain, the Coachman, in Pinocchio. Tom Hanks is set to star as Geppetto. The movie was announced at Disney’s Investor Day in December and will debut on Disney+.
The film, along with the upcoming reboot Peter Pan and Wendy will be skipping theatrical releases to debut on Disney+, following in the footsteps of other Disney films which debuted on the streaming service, such as Pixar’s Soul and the upcoming Raya and the Last Dragon, out March 5.
Disney’s 1940 film Pinocchio centered on an old woodcarver, Geppetto, who makes a wooden puppet he names Pinocchio. The puppet is brought to life by a blue fairy, who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves to be “brave, truthful and unselfish.”
Netflix is also working on its own Pinocchio film.