The One and Only Ivan Movie

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Status: Pre-Production As of March 6, 2018

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script.

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The One and Only Ivan

TBA | Drama Family

A silverback gorilla named Ivan lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant... full plot below

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Directed by

Thea Sharrock

Screenwriter

Mike White

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Storyline

A silverback gorilla named Ivan lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant 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.
modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.
  • Bryan Cranston will play the desperate owner of a failing circus (Hollywood Reporter, 3/1/18).
  • Allison Shearmur, who recently died, will retain a producer credit on the movie (Hollywood Reporter, 3/1/18).
  • RamonRodriguez will play an assistant who works for the mall’s owner (Cranston) and who is also the father of a young girl (Greenblatt) who befriends the silverback (Hollywood Reporter, 3/13/18).

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