The One and Only Ivan

Character: Stella
Directed by: Thea Sharrock
Written by: Katherine Applegate, Mike White
Produced by: Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor

A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

Cast & Characters

Sam Rockwell (Ivan) (voice), Bryan Cranston (Mack), Helen Mirren (Unknown) (voice), Ramon Rodriguez (George), Ariana Greenblatt (Julia), Danny DeVito (Bob) (voice), Brooklynn Prince (Ruby) (voice), Eleanor Matsuura (Candace McAfee), Owain Arthur (Castello), Kevin Mathurin (Mike)

Filming Dates: April 30, 2018 -
Filming Locations:
  • Lakeland, Florida, USA (Bowl-A-Rama) (Southgate Shopping Center)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Angelina Jolie is also producing this movie.

Quotes from Cast & Crew

"I think first of my family when I’m deciding to take a job, like any parent. The One and Only Ivan is a book that Shiloh loved and brought to me, and that’s when I joined the development of the film years ago. Shi has a sanctuary for wounded elephant and rhino in her name in Namibia and my character in the film, Stella the elephant, calls sanctuaries ‘where humans make amends’. I’m filming a Peter Pan prequel next called Come Away. The kids love the connection with Great Ormond Street children’s hospital, which owns the rights to Peter Pan."
- Angelina Jolie