We're ridiculously excited to see Guillermo Del Toro's stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio, which is set to feature the sonorous sounds of Nick Cave. Swoon city! Del Toro is co-directing the fairy tale remake with Fantastic Mr. Fox's Mark Gustafson, and the classic is being eyed up by another interesting name — Harry Potter himself. Daniel Radcliffe apparently approached Del Toro about voicing the boy carved from wood. He joins a list of names that the director is hoping to sign on, including Tom Waits and Christopher Walken (for the part of the fox). While no deals have been made at this time, according to Bleeding Cool, we hope the director can get these great voices together in one movie — expected to hit theaters sometime in 2014. Eargasms galore!
In other fairy tale news, The Playlist
is reporting that Juno Temple
has signed onto Disney's Maleficent
project, starring Angelina Jolie as the title character. Elle Fanning also stars as the sleeping beauty the wicked queen wants in her clutches. Temple also joins Sharlto Copley, Miranda Richardson, Kenneth Cranham, and Sam Riley. The Atonement
actress will be playing the part of a pixie named Thistletwit. Her job is to care for the sleeping Princess Aurora. Vera Drake's
Imelda Staunton and Another Year's
Lesley Manville are her companions Knotgrass and Flittle. Maleficent
opens in theaters March 14, 2014 — just in time to keep Pinocchio
and friends company.