Source: Greta De Lazzaris/Berlinale


Vertigo Releasing has secured UK and Ireland rights to Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio from Hanway Films.

Vertigo plans to theatrically release the adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic in late August.

Roberto Benigni stars as Geppetto in the live-action version of the fairytale, which received its international premiere as a special gala at the Berlinale in February.

The film secured 15 nominations and won five craft prizes at the David di Donatello Awards in Italy, where it took $17.1m at the box office following its release there last December.

Written by Garonne with Massimo Ceccherini, it was also produced by Garrone alongside Jeremy Thomas, Jean and Anne-Laure Labadie and Paolo del Brocco. The cast also includes Marine Vacth (Young And Beautiful) and newcomer Federico Ielapi in the title role.