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Ben Stiller in talks to direct Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio'


Comedian Ben Stiller is in talks to take over from Tim Burton and direct pal Robert Downey Jr. in a modern re-telling of classic fairy tale "Pinocchio."

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Burton was linked to the live action project last year, but now it appears he's dropped out and Downey is keen to bring his "Tropic Thunder" co-star onboard, reports

The "Iron Man" star will take on the role of master puppeteer, Geppetto - the woodcarver who creates Pinocchio -in the movie.

The project isn't the only "Pinocchio" film in the works - director Guillermo Del Toro has been working on his vision of Carlo Collodi's classic tale since 2008.

May 6, 2013 12:16AM
Too bad Tim Burton decided to drop out - I would love to have seen his version of the classic story. Still, I would be interested to see what Ben Stiller can do with this...
May 6, 2013 7:43AM
That is cool,i used to love that movie when i was a kid!
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