The One and Only Ivan

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Status: Development As of March 24, 2017

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Thea Sharrock, director of Me Before You, is in early talks to direct.

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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... more

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Producer

Allison Shearmur

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DIRECTOR

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.

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