Pinocchio: Oscar Winner Guillermo del Toro Casts Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton

Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) has cast Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, David Bradley and Finn Wolfhard in Pinocchio, his upcoming stop-motion animated musical feature for Netflix.

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Newcomer Gregory Mann will star as Pinocchio, with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto.

Other cast members include Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman.

“After years of pursuing this dream project, I found my perfect partner in Netflix. We have spent a long time curating a remarkable cast and crew and have been blessed by continuous support from Netflix to quietly and carefully soldier on, barely missing a beat. We all love and practice animation with great passion and believe it to be the ideal medium to retell this classic story in a completely new way,” del Toro said on Wednesday.