Ramon Rodriguez (“Iron Fist,” “The Defenders”) will join Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston and Sam Rockwell in the Thea Sharrock-directed adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal-winning book “The One and Only Ivan” for Disney Pictures.
Brooklynn Prince and Ariana Greenblatt co-star in the story which centers on 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.
Rodriguez will play an assistant who works for the mall’s owner and who is also the father of a young girl (Greenblatt) who befriends Ivan.
Source: Heat Vision