Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: ITV
Massive congratulations are in order for Luke Evans, who's been cast in the upcoming live-action movie version of Pinocchio.
The actor extraordinaire - who recently starred in ITV's biggest new drama of the last five years, The Pembrokeshire Murders - will be playing a villain in the film, according to reports.
The star certainly has form for playing Disney baddies: he previously portrayed Gaston in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.
"I cannot wait to start!"
Confirming the news on Twitter, Luke - who appeared on the cover of Attitude late last year and won the Man of the Year Attitude Award - said last week: "I cannot wait to start!!!"
His casting was first reported by Deadline. Pinocchio will be directed by Robert Zemeckis and feature Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as Geppetto.
Luke as Gaston in 2017 movie Beauty and the Beast (picture: Disney)
The original animated version of Pinocchio was released in 1940 and has become a staple of the Disney canon. It was based on The Adventures of Pinocchio, a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi released in 1883.
Luke's other film roles include Dracula, Untold and Clash of the Titans.