Roberto Benigni to star in 'Pinocchio'

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 18:58 hrs

[USA], Oct 26 (ANI): Italian actor Roberto Benigni is all set to return to the big screen after a seven-year hiatus in director Matteo Garrone's live-action version of 'Pinocchio.'

The 65-year-old will star as Geppetto in the movie and will start shooting in the beginning of 2019 at locations across Italy, including Lazio, Tuscany Puglia, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

Benigni, who has won an Oscar and an Academy Award in the best foreign-language film category for 'Life is Beautiful', directed and starred in his own version of 'Pinocchio' in 2002.

Benigni's last directorial venture was 'The Tiger and the Snow,' in 2005, in which he also starred. His last acting turn was a cameo in Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' in 2012. (ANI)

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