Mirren, DeVito Join “One and Only Ivan”

Danny DeVito and Helen Mirren have joined the voice cast of Disney Pictures’ “The One and Only Ivan,” the live-action & CG animated hybrid adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Katherine Applegate.

Based on the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the action unfolds from his point-of-view. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him.

When he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home through new eyes. Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince, Bryan Cranston, Ramon Rodriquez, Arianna Greenblatt, Indira Varma, and Eleanor Matsuura co-star.

Thea Sharrock (“Me Before You”) directs the project from a screenplay written by award-winning scribe Mike White. Jolie and Brigham Taylor will produce and the late Allison Shearmur will receive a producer credit. Production has officially begun at Pinewood Studios outside London.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures