The book is a literary masterpiece. Check out Roberto Benigni and Federico Ielapi in the first official trailer below. Disneyâs 1940 version notwithstanding, the first film adaptation dates from 1911, while the fable of an artificial boy who yearns to become ârealâ has inspired countless science fiction films and TV. Movie trailers âPinocchioâ trailer: New version of the classic fairy tale stars Roberto Benigni Federico Ielapi plays the puppet. He is most famous internationally for directing, writing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama picture Life Is Beautiful (1997). Pinocchio is based on the Carlo Collodi book The Adventures of Pinocchio. Verified Purchase. In this new imagining of the iconic classic beloved across the world, Matteo Garrone returns to the authentic roots of the Pinocchio story. With Benigni in the role and Garroneâs darker, modern take on the allegory, this âPinocchioâ could attract if not a wider audience, than perhaps amore discerning one. Pinocchio stars Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni as Gepetto, father of the titular puppet-turned-real-boy. Following the success of Life Is Beautiful, Benigni wrote, directed and starred in a 2002 Miramax version of Pinocchio which grossed $44.3M worldwide. The book has been adapted for film several times, including as an animated 1940 film by Disney and a 2002 live-action film directed by and starring Benigni. Pinocchio is a 2019 Italian fantasy film, co-written and directed by Matteo Garrone, and based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi. With Benigni in the role and Garroneâs darker, modern take on the allegory, this âPinocchioâ could attract if not a wider audience, than perhaps amore discerning one. The Italian film stars Roberto Benigni and newcomer Federico Ielapi. Roberto Remigio Benigni (born October 27, 1952 in Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. Of the approximately 700 Pinocchio movies over the years, only one of which is any good, Roberto Benigni starred in arguably the worst. Pinocchio Critics Consensus. In the first trailer for a live-action Pinocchio starring Robert Benigni, the puppet is terrifying as he tries to turn himself into a boy. âPinocchio,â from Italian auteur Matteo Garrone and starring Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Roadside Attractions. Through Pinocchio, who learns important lessons during his adventures, the writer reveals a political and social consciousness that is timeless. Pinocchio is a 2002 Italian fantasy comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni.It is based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, with Benigni portraying Pinocchio.Filming took place in Italy and Kalkara, Malta.It was dedicated to costume and production designer Danilo Donati, who died on 1 December 2001. Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio accurately portrays the 19th century story by Carlo Collodi. Italian director Matteo Garrone is now the latest to take the reins of Pinocchio. Director Matteo Garroneâs Pinocchio trailer shows an eye-catching and grounded version of the story about the wooden puppet. Academy Award winner Roberto Benigni (Best Actor, Life is Beautiful, 1999) brings one of the world's most beloved characters to the screen with this dâ¦ Collodi chose a child of the poor as his protagonist. On December 25, Roadside Attractions will release the English-language version of Pinocchio, Matteo Garroneâs new imagining of the treasured family classic starring Roberto Benigni and newcomer Federico Ielapi. The first trailer for the forthcoming Matteo Garrone live-action adaptation of Pinocchio has arrived and itâs truly the stuff of nightmares. Movies & TV New Releases Best Sellers Deals Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD TV Shows Kids & Family Anime All Genres Prime Video Your Video Library ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Pinocchio (Benigni) Reviewed in Italy on January 20, 2014. A woodcarver creates a puppet (Roberto Benigni) that longs to become a real boy. Directed by Matteo Garrone, and penned by Garrone and Massimo Ceccherini, the film was shot in stunning Italian locations, and stars Oscar winner Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real [â¦] Story continues It's available to watch. The deal was struck wiâ¦ Roadside Attractions has released the first trailer for Roberto Benigni starrer âPinocchioâ. Roberto Benigni in âPinocchioâ: Film Review Matteo Garroneâs live-action take on the Carlo Collodi classic boasts some enchanting characters but lacks a strong narrative thrust. Roberto Benigni is Gepetto in the first trailer for a live-action âPinocchioâ movie. Leading the cast is Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) who will tackle the role of woodcarver Geppetto. Roadside Attractions will release âPinocchioâ in theaters and on VOD on Christmas. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (nine-year-old Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one Shot in stunning Italian locations, Matteo Garroneâs 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. In that version he played the title character. To mark the release of Pinocchio, weâve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD. Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. wide theatrical release rights to Pinocchio, the live-action take on the classic tale from Matteo Garrone and starring Roberto Benigni. Roberto Benigni misfires wildly with this adaptation of Pinocchio, and the result is an unfunny, poorly-made, creepy vanity project. Watch Pinocchio starring Roberto Benigni in this Kids & Family on DIRECTV. After pulling a few strings, Roadside Attractions has set Robert Benigni's new PINOCCHIO movie for a Christmas Day stateside release.