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Greek stars to feature in newly announced Disney films and TV shows

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Disney have graced the entertainment world with the announcement of up 50 new movies and TV specials to be showcased in theatres and on their streaming platform, Disney+.

Among the announcements were some big-budget and highly anticipated films, including a live-action adaption of ‘The Little Mermaid’, a reboot of the popular comedy ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’, and a live-action adaption of ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’.

Honorary Greek citizen Tom Hanks will star in a live-action retelling of the iconic Disney tale, Pinocchio. It is unknown yet what role he will take on, yet the star is rumoured to lend his voice to Jiminy Cricket or feature as Pinocchio’s carver, Geppetto.

Disney kept the cast for many of the newly announced films under wraps, yet the entertainment company announced the addition of John Stamos to the Disney crew, taking part in a new film Big Shot. The film is a celebration of “girl power”, set in the world of high school basketball. The Greek-American actor will be joined by Yvette Nicole Brown and Jessalyn Gilsig.

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Keeping to the theme of basketball, Disney provided confirmation of a new film which will be inspired by the incredible real-life story of Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with Chris Paul and Keanan Lowe. It is unknown yet who will be casted as Giannis for his story-retelling.

With many feature films and TV shows yet to announce their casting lineups, we’re sure to see plenty more incredible Greek talents being featured in the upcoming Disney projects.

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