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The One and Only Ivan is an American fantasy drama film directed by Thea Sharrock, from a screenplay was written by Mike White, and based on the children's novel of the same name. Sam Rockwell stars as the voice of the titular Ivan. Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Ramón Rodríguez, Brooklynn Prince, Ariana Greenblatt, Danny DeVito, and Helen Mirren will also star.

The One and Only Ivan
Directed byThea Sharrock
Produced by
Screenplay byMike White
Based onThe One and Only Ivan
by K. A. Applegate
Starring
Music byCraig Armstrong
CinematographyFlorian Ballhaus
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • August 14, 2020 (2020-08-14) (United States)

It is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2020, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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PremiseEdit

A gorilla named Ivan lives in a cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with an aging elephant named Stella and a dog named Bob with no recollection of how they got there. They are owned by Mack, the owner of the Big Top Mall. When an abused baby elephant named Ruby shows up and is taken under Stella's trunk, Ivan starts to care for her as well and along with the janitor's daughter Julia, they help to turn things around at the mall.[1]

CastEdit

VoicesEdit

ProductionEdit

On April 9, 2014, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures may adapt the book with Allison Shearmur to produce.[2] On May 6, 2016, it was announced that Mike Newell would direct with a script from Mike White.[3] In March 2017, Thea Sharrock entered negotiations to direct the film after Newell left the project.[4] In October 2017, it was reported that Angelina Jolie joined the film as both a producer and the voice of an elephant named Stella.[5] In November, Brooklynn Prince was cast to voice Ruby, the baby elephant.[6]

In January 2018, Ariana Greenblatt joined the cast in a live action role.[7] Producer Allison Shearmur died on January 19, 2018. She will retain her producer credit on the film.[8] In February, Sam Rockwell was cast to voice the titular Ivan, and Bryan Cranston was cast as a circus owner, while Brigham Taylor joined as a producer.[9][10] In March 2018, Ramon Rodriguez signed on to a live action role, that of the father of Greenblatt's character.[11] In May 2018, Danny DeVito and Helen Mirren signed on to voice characters in the film, while Indira Varma and Eleanor Matsuura will appear in live action roles.[1]

Principal production commenced on April 30, 2018 in Lakeland, Florida, with locations for the film including the Southgate Shopping Center and Resurrection Catholic Church.[12]

ReleaseEdit

It is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2020.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Helen Mirren, Danny DeVito Join Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Disney to Adapt Newbery Medal-Winning 'The One and Only Ivan'". firstshowing.net. April 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Harry Potter' Director Mike Newell to Tackle 'The One and Only Ivan' for Disney (Exclusive)". Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (March 24, 2017). "Disney Eyes Thea Sharrock to Direct Gorilla Story 'The One and Only Ivan'". Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Angelina Jolie Joins the Voice Cast of Disney's "The One and Only Ivan"". October 16, 2017. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 15, 2017). "'Florida Project' Breakout Brooklynn Prince Joins Angelina Jolie in 'One and Only Ivan'". Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Stuck in the Middle' Actress Joins Angelina Jolie in 'The One and Only Ivan' (Exclusive)". Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (January 19, 2018). "Allison Shearmur, 'Rogue One,' 'Hunger Games' Producer, Dies at 54". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (February 23, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Sam Rockwell to Voice Gorilla in Angelina Jolie's 'One and Only Ivan'". Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bryan Cranston Joins Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan' (Exclusive)". Archived from the original on March 2, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "'Iron Fist' Actor Ramon Rodriguez Joins Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 1, 2018). "Helen Mirren, Danny DeVito Join Voice Cast Of Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 7, 2019). "Disney-Fox Updates Release Schedule: Sets Three Untitled 'Star Wars' Movies, 'New Mutants' Heads To 2020, 'Ad Astra' To Open Fall & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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