Angelina Jolie Signed on for Disney's 'One and Only Ivan'



The 'By the Sea' director is set to lend her voice to the upcoming live-action hybrid adaptation of Katherine Applegate's award-winning book.
Angelina Jolie is booked for a new Disney movie called "The One and Only Ivan". The 42-year-old actress/director is attached to lend her voice to a key character in the upcoming adaptation of Katherine Applegate's children book of the same name.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie will voice a character named Stella. She also serves as one of the producers. Thea Sharrock ("Me Before You") sits behind the lens and Mike White writes the script. The book is going to be adapted into a live-action hybrid movie.

The book 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 concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.

The novel won 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 center before being transferred to a zoo in Atlanta.

Angelina Jolie is no stranger to animated movie. She voiced "Shark Tale" and "Kung Fu Panda" series. The actress recently released his latest directorial movie "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers".

She is also expected to return for Disney's "Maleficent 2". "I am now the breadwinner for the family so it's time," she joked about his return to acting while referring to her status as a single parent to her six children after her separation from Brad Pitt.

She was last seen on the big screen in her own directorial movie "By the Sea". She and now-estranged husband Pitt portrayed a couple struggling with marriage issues.


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