NYT Bestseller Children’s book The One and Only Ivan is set for a movie adaption with Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito the latest to join the project.
Here’s a synopsis for the book.
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.
The film is set to be a live action and CGI hybrid and is already in production in London’s Pinewood Studios with Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) in the director’s chair.
Mirren and DeVito join a star studded cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Ramon Rodriquez, Arianna Greenblatt, Indira Varma, and Eleanor Matsuura who are set to appear as well as the voices of Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, and Brooklynn Prince.