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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Comes To Life

Guillermo del Toro , The Jim Henson Company and Pathe are ready to go on Pinocchio , a 3D stop motion animated adaptation of the Carlo Collodi fairy tale that will be edgier than the 1940 animated Disney classic. Gris Grimly will co-direct with Mark Gustafson , and production will begin later this year. Grimly illustrated a 2002 book of Collodi’s tale that formed the basis for a project that is years in the making. The storyline was hatched by Del Toro and Matthew Robbins, and the script was written by the latter, who has collaborated with del Toro on scripts for Mimic , the remake Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark , and del Toro’s next directing project At the Mountains of Madness. Del Toro will produce with Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Jason Lust, and Allison Abbate. Gary Ungar is exec producer along with Pathe’s Francois Ivernel and Cameron McCracken. “There has to be darkness in any fairy tale or children’s narrative work, something the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian An

Chloe Moretz & Jackie Earle Haley Join Dance Of The Mirlitons

Hit-Girl And  Freddy Join Bell In The Dance Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley and Bailee Madison are attached to star alongside Kristen Bell in indie black comedy Dance of the Mirlitons . Evan Greenberg wrote the script and is directing with Daniel Dubiecki and Joel Michaely producing. Joe Kline will also be involved in some producing capacity. The story centers on an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother ( Bell ) who will stop at nothing to become a star. The girl enters a Mean Girls-type environment when she has to prove her worth in class. Greenberg and the producers spent months trying to cast the lead for the role, which has the potential for a breakout in the way Billy Elliot and Little Miss Sunshine proved a launching point for actors Jamie Bell and Abigail Breslin. Madison, who appears in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It as well as the Guillermo del Toro -produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark , has nabbed the role o