Disney's 'Pinocchio' to become a live-action film, 'Gremlins' reboot hires a writer, and more Hollywood headlines

April 9, 2015 12:33 PM

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"Pinocchio," the story of the marionette with the burning desire to become a real boy, will soon be getting the next best thing: It will become a real, live movie. Disney is reportedly in development on a live-action version of the story, based loosely on its 1940 animated Oscar-winner -- and the latest in a growing slate of the studio's animated classics in line to get live-action updates.

According to Variety, screenwriter Peter Hedges ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "About a Boy") is on board to pen the script for the film, which has no announced cast in place yet. Likewise, no director or production timeline has been announced, although it's worth noting that Hedges has done some d...

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