Actor Angelina Jolie is on board for a new Disney movie titled ‘The One and Only Ivan’. Angelina Jolie, 42, has lent her voice to a key character named Stella in the upcoming adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s eponymous children’s book, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The actor is also co-producing the project, which will be directed by Thea Sharrock and has Mike White as its script writer. The book is going to be adapted into a live-action hybrid movie.
The plot follows a silverback gorilla named Ivan who 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 named Stella enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and makes a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.
The novel won the Newberry Medal in 2013. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao and published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book is based on a true story about a gorilla named Ivan, who spent 27 years in a Washington shopping centre before being transferred to a zoo in Atlanta.
Angelina Jolie has earlier voiced ‘Shark Tale’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’ series. She is also expected to return for Disney’s ‘Maleficent 2’. On the work front, Angelina Jolie’s last project was her own directional ‘First They Killed My Father’ which was a biographical historical thriller film.
The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released world wide on Netfilx lst year.