Cranston Joins Disney’s “One and Only Ivan”

Bryan Cranston will join Angelina Jolie and Sam Rockwell in the cast of “The One and Only Ivan” for Disney Pictures.

Based on the 2011 Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate, the story follows 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.

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 a human role, as the desperate owner of a failing circus. Brooklynn Prince and Ariana Greenblatt co-star in the film and Thea Sharrock directs the project which blends live-action and CG. Mike White wrote the script while Jolie, Brigham Taylor and Allison Shearmur are producing.

Source: Heat Vision