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Helen Mirren, Danny DeVito Joins “The One and Only Ivan”

Such amazing news! Being a huge fan of both Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito we are thrilled about this!

Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito have joined the cast of The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate, Disney announced Tuesday.

The movie began production this week with Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, in the director’s chair for the live-action/CG hybrid.

Angelina Jolie is producing as well as voicing one of the characters. Also producing is Brigham Taylor. The late Allison Shearmur will also receive a producer’s credit. Mike White wrote the script.

Bryan Cranston and Ariana Greenblatt, one of the stars of Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, will appear in the live-action part of the movie as will Ramon Rodriguez (Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist), Indira Varma (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Eleanor Matsuura (Wonder Woman).

The voice side includes Sam Rockwell and The Florida Project breakout Brooklynn Prince.

Mirren and DeVito will also be part of the voice cast of the film but character details were not revealed.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan (Rockwell) who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant to a new home.

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Bryan Cranston joins “The One and Only Ivan”

Bryan Cranston and Angelina will work together again doing voices to cartoon characters! That is some great news! 🙂

Bryan Cranston has joined Angelina Jolie and Sam Rockwell in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate.

Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is helming the live-action/CG hybrid, which also has The Florida Project breakout Brooklynn Prince and Ariana Greenblatt, one of the stars of Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, on the call sheet.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan (Rockwell) who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.

Cranston will play the desperate owner of a failing circus.
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Sam Rockwell joins “The One and Only Ivan”

As big admirer of Sam Rockwells work we’re thrilled that he has joined Angelina in The One and Only Ivan!

Sam Rockwell, who is nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for his provocative turn in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is heading to Disney.

The actor has signed a deal to star in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate.

Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is helming the live-action/CG hybrid, which has a script by Mike White and has Angelina Jolie on board as a producing as well as voicing one of the lead characters.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.

Rockwell will voice the title character of Ivan the gorilla.
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Ariana Greenblatt joins Angie in “The One and Only Ivan”

The young actress Ariana Greenblatt has been cast to star against Angelina in The One and Only Ivan.

Ariana Greenblatt will play one of the human leads in the live-action/CG hybrid.
Ariana Greenblatt, who appears on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, has joined the cast of The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate.

Angelina Jolie is producing the live-action/CG hybrid as well as voicing one of the lead characters. Allison Shearmur and Brigham Taylor are also producing.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.

Greenblatt will play one of the human leads who make up the live-action portion of the project.

Brooklynn Prince, the breakout lead of acclaimed indie drama The Florida Project, is already cast as the voice of Ruby.

Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is helming Ivan, which has a script by Mike White.

Greenblatt has been appearing on Middle since the series began in 2016. The show is now in its third season. The youngster made her feature debut in last year’s STX comedy, A Bad Moms Christmas.

She is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Schreck Rose.

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To Voice character in “The One and Only Ivan”

New project with Angelina which has been rumored for a while. She will be the voice of Stella in the new Disney movie The One and Only Ivan. Which means she has both Maleficent 2 and this film coming up working together with Disney.

Angelina Jolie will voice star in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Jolie adds the role to the one she already has on the project, that of producer. Allison Shearmur, who was one of the producers on Disney’s live-action take on Cinderella as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is producing the project with Jolie.

Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is directing Ivan, which has a script by Mike White and is intended to be a live-action hybrid.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Stella enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.

Jolie will voice Stella.

The studio is now beginning to cast the net to find the actress who will play a janitor’s daughter, a character that is key in helping save Ivan and Stella.

Jolie has lent her voice to movies before, most notably co-starring in the Kung Fu Panda animated films, in which she voiced the character named Tigress. She also voiced a character in Shark Tale.

Jolie is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group.