By Danilo Castro
Roadside Attractions has released the trailer for “Pinocchio” starring Federico Ielapi, Gigi Proietti, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini & Roberto Benigni. The film will only be in theaters on December 25, 2020.
Click below to see the trailer.
Plot Synopsis: Shot in stunning Italian locations, Matteo Garrone’s rich world of mystery and wonder stars Academy Award® winning actor Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (nine-year-old Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles.
What do you all think of the trailer? Benigni previously starred in a 2002 adaptation of “Pinocchio,” where he was the title character, but the film was a critical and commercial disaster. It looks as though he will fare much better in the seasoned role of Geppetto. Matteo Garrone is a solid filmmaker, as evidenced by the dramas “Reality” (2012) and “Dogman” (2018), so I look forward to the kind of emotional flourishes he will bring to the table. Could be a big craft player at this year’s Oscars if early reviews are any indication. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our Twitter account.
You can follow Danilo and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @DaniloSCastro