Ben Stiller In Talks To Take Over “Pinocchio” with Robert Downey Jr.
- firstshowing: Over a year ago, fans of Robert Downey Jr. and Tim Burton had their world rocked when news surfaced that they were going to work on a new adaptation of Pinocchio. Burton was directing and Downey was playing Gipetto with a script from “Pushing Daisies” and “Dead Like Me” creator Bryan Fuller, rewritten by X-Men: First Class and Stardust co-writer Jane Goldman. However, Burton has since fallen away from the project, and Downey is waiting for a new director. While doing some press junkets for Iron Man 3, he was asked who he would like to direct, and Downey picked his Tropic Thunder director and co-star Ben Stiller.