Cassavetes Enters Conservation “Kingdom”

Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook,” “Alpha Dog”) is set to direct the conservation-themed biopic “Peaceable Kingdom” for New Line and Mandalay Pictures reports Variety.

The story is based on the true life and work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, the leading animal conservationist in Kenya.

Sheldrick devoted her life to preventing elephant extinction by endeavoring to save baby elephants left orphaned by war, poaching and culling.

Jeff Stockwell (“Bridge to Terabithia”) wrote the screenplay and shooting kicks off this Fall in Kenya. Cathy Schulman and Peter Guber are producing.