Robert Downey Jr’s project of a new PINOCCHIO has been long on the actors to do list and had even pitched the idea to Tim Burton with hopes he would direct it. Clearly that didn’t eventuate but deadline are reporting that Downey’s version, which will be made with wife and producing partner Susan Downey, has been welcomed at Warner Bros and that none other than Ben Stiller is in talks to direct the film.
Downey would serve as a producer and play the role of Geppetto.
Stiller is a solid choice being the pair have worked together previously on TROPIC THUNDER (which got Downey Jr an Oscar Nomination) and buzz on the street for Stiller’s new directorial effort (in which he also stars) is THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY will feature heavily in the 2o14 Oscars race.
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