Ben Stiller - Ben Stiller Enters Talks To Direct 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 fairytale Pinocchio.

Burton was linked to the live action project last year (12), but now it appears he's dropped out and Downey, Jr. is keen to bring his Tropic Thunder co-star onboard, reports Deadline.com.

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

The Downey, Jr. 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.


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