Walt Disney Pictures is working on adapting Katherine Applegate’s “The One And Only Ivan” for the big screen! The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who is in a cage at a shopping center with an elderly elephant named Stella and a stray dog named Bob.
The group is joined by a baby elephant just as Ivan regains his memories and plans an escape!
The book is based on a true story about a gorilla who spent 27 years at a mall before being transferred to a zoo.
Disney is currently in negotiations with Mike White (“Enlightened”) to write the movie adaptation of the book, and the movie will be produced by Allison Shearmur, who is also producing the live-action “Cinderella” movie.