Angelina Jolie produces Disney film in UK

Angelina Jolie A team is assembling as pre-production gets underway on The One and Only Ivan, the next major feature from Disney to film in the UK. 

The US studio giant is adapting Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book as a mix of animation and live-action.

Thea Sharrock directs from a screenplay by Mike White with Angelina Jolie and Brigham Tayior among the producers. 

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The One and Only Ivan was a New York Times best-seller and won several literary gongs including the Newbery Medal in 2013. It centres on Ivan, a silverback gorilla that narrates the story from his cage in a shopping mall where he been living for nearly 30 years. 

Jolie is reportedly among the cast too, lined up to voice a character called Stella the elephant. The US multi-hyphenate is also due in the UK to film her starring role in Disney’s Maleficent 2, currently in pre-production.     

Photo via Getty Images News/Salah Malkawi.


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