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Angelina Jolie to Lend Her Voice to 'The One & Only Ivan' Movie

Angelina Jolie to Lend Her Voice to 'The One & Only Ivan' Movie

Angelina Jolie is set to voice the lead role of Stella in the upcoming live-action hybrid movie The One and Only Ivan for Disney!

The film is based on a popular children’s book about a gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall, but doesn’t remember life outside of the cage. When a baby elephant named Stella is put in the cage with Ivan, he begins to remember his previous life and hatches a plan to help them both escape, according to THR.

Angelina has previously voiced roles for movies like the Kung Fu Panda franchise and Shark Tale.

The One and Only Ivan will be directed by Me Before You‘s Thea Sharrock with a script by School of Rock‘s Mike White.

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  • Meri

    She always looks so “greasy” and has become quite the bore.

  • Meri

    She always looks so “greasy” and has become quite the bore.

  • neer

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-voice-star-one-ivan-1049005

    Angelina Jolie to Voice Star in ‘The One and Only Ivan’ (Exclusive)

    9:23 AM PDT 10/16/2017 by Borys Kit

    Mike White wrote the script adapting the award-winning Katherine Applegate book.

    Angelina Jolie will voice star in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

    Jolie adds the role to the one she already has on the project, that of producer. Allison Shearmur, who was one of the producers on Disney’s live-action take on Cinderella as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is producing the project with Jolie.

    Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is directing Ivan, which has a script by Mike White and is intended to be a live-action hybrid.

    Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on 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.

    Jolie will voice Stella.

    The studio now beginning to cast the net to find the actress who will play a janitor’s daughter, a character who is key in helping save Ivan and
    Stella.

    Jolie has lent her voice to movies before, most notably co-starring in the Kung Fu Panda animated films in which she voiced the character named Tigress. She also voiced a character in Shark Tale.

    Jolie is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group.

  • neer

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-voice-star-one-ivan-1049005

    Angelina Jolie to Voice Star in ‘The One and Only Ivan’ (Exclusive)

    9:23 AM PDT 10/16/2017 by Borys Kit

    Mike White wrote the script adapting the award-winning Katherine Applegate book.

    Angelina Jolie will voice star in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

    Jolie adds the role to the one she already has on the project, that of producer. Allison Shearmur, who was one of the producers on Disney’s live-action take on Cinderella as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is producing the project with Jolie.

    Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is directing Ivan, which has a script by Mike White and is intended to be a live-action hybrid.

    Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on 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.

    Jolie will voice Stella.

    The studio now beginning to cast the net to find the actress who will play a janitor’s daughter, a character who is key in helping save Ivan and
    Stella.

    Jolie has lent her voice to movies before, most notably co-starring in the Kung Fu Panda animated films in which she voiced the character named Tigress. She also voiced a character in Shark Tale.

    Jolie is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group.

  • Adriana

    This is the face of drug abuse. The fact that she put work into getting ready and still left the house looking like that… She was probably high as fuck. Even my broke ass has an oil control lotion that can go on over make up.

  • Adriana

    This is the face of drug abuse. The fact that she put work into getting ready and still left the house looking like that… She was probably high as fuck. Even my broke ass has an oil control lotion that can go on over make up.

  • Meri

    “She was probably high as fuck.” – Agreed.

  • Adriana

    And the Botox and filler injections are also very obvious. Her huge forehead is constantly waxy/shiny thanks to Botox.

  • Vanity

    shes been reduced to a children’s actress.

  • meme

    at certain angles the filler in her cheeks is so obvious. Painfully obvious. I dont’ think she’s going to age gracefully.

  • Adriana

    She won’t. She’s destroying her face with plastic surgeries, Botox and fillers.

  • Meri

    Her face is always full of fillers, that’s her way to distract people from her emaciated and malnourished body.

  • bap

    Hollywood Reporter

    @THR
    Exclusive: Angelina Jolie to voice star in ‘The One and Only Ivan’
    http://
    thr.cm/cDaAgC

    Angelina Jolie to voice The One and Only Ivan
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angelina Jolie will produce and lend her voice to Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action/animated hybrid The One and Only Ivan, based on the 2011 Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. She will voice the role of a baby elephant named Stella.

    Here’s the official book synopsis: “Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.”
    Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) will direct The One and Only Ivan from a script by Mike White (School of Rock), with Allison Shearmur (Cinderella, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) producing alongside Jolie.
    Jolie will next reprise her title role in Disney’s sequel Maleficent 2. She has previously provided voice work for animated films Shark Tale and the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

    Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/895899-angelina-jolie-to-voice-the-one-and-only-ivan#B472y5dQoDZ5EKxs.99

  • Beedyq

    Great news, producing as well, you rock Angie 😍

  • hotmesss

    And the director is female

  • Passing Through

    As you know I’m not an animation fan…but it sound look a good project with franchise potential…

  • Beedyq

    How bout that woman power!!!!! 😍

  • Life is a Challenge

    her veins stick out and she does look greasy and nasty. nothing pretty about her.. all the years of hard drugs. find her vile and vulgar. she swings both ways.

  • Meri

    There’s really nothing pretty about her anymore.

  • bap

    These trolls hate Angelina when she comes out with a project that is very significant.

  • Beedyq

    Found this at AW…

    Fincher said in a french magazine he didn’t have any update to give on World War Z because ”there is no script yet”

    http://www.nolanfans.com/forums/view…4338&start=100

  • Erianthe

    Thank goodness for the new thread. I was having problems loading the pages on the old thread. And hellloooo Angie! Another voice/animation project for her. Good to hear.

  • Erianthe

    Eh. I don’t know about this one. I am not too keen on WWZ2 anymore than I am on Mal 2 or that Bride movie that they’re courting Angie for or Cleo. Don’t mean to be a downer but I rather Brad and Angie move on from these projects.

  • Beedyq

    Agree in part with you.

    WWZ2 has had so many problems and I am not sure that it has the funding it would need to be a success.

    Would like to see Mal2 but only if the script is good.

    The doors needs to be shut on both Bride and Cleo. Neither has much potential that I can see.

  • Beck

    Same here! I think both of them could devote their time to much more interesting things. This disney movie Angie is doing sounds sweet.

  • Beedyq

    Hope she is OK 😨

    ‘I was running downstairs in heels with a cup of coffee and fell backwards!’ Hillary Clinton reveals tumble that left her with a broken toe as she appears on British TV show hobbling on crutches and wearing protective boot

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to appear for interviews today
    Former presidential hopeful is in Britain promoting her book ‘What Happened?’
    Women’s Hour host said star guest was ‘delayed’ but then she never turned up
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    Graham Norton BBC interview also put on hold after accident in central London
    Clinton last night dined at restaurant La Petite Maison with friend Huma Abedin
    President Donald Trump tweeted about ‘crooked Hillary’ on Monday

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4984972/Clinton-apologetic-missing-BBC-interview.html

  • sandra

    What about the script that was made by the same guy that did the Allied one?

  • Passing Through

    And the latest sexual harassment victim to come foward is…Bjork. Only she’s not saying it was Harvey Weinstein. She’s saying it was a Danish director which is making people think it’s Lars Von Trier since he’s the only Danish director that she’s known to have worked with. He of course denies that she’s referring to him. Didn’t he have meltdown at Cannes a few years ago and get in trouble for making Nazi gestures or something like that?

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/16/bjork-claims-she-was-sexually-harassed-by-a-film-director

  • Passing Through

    Hope Hillary’s alright. But damn…is Drumpf STILL obsessed with her? Bitch needs to start channeling Elsa…

  • Passing Through

    Unless they totally scrapped the script they did have…that sounds like a bad translation.

  • Passing Through

    Me either…but Par wants to make it and needs another movie with a recognizable name at the BO. They’ll just have to hope zombies are still a hot commodity when this sucker finally comes out.

  • ali7

    Unbelievable

    A Fox host seriously asked why we should help the poor get health care if they won’t be motivated to live healthy: mm4a.org/ZSL

  • Flawlessme

    they only knock other actors that do this. With her it is different

  • toastie postie

    Great news! But I wonder what changed. Last promotion for Kung Fu Panda, she was asked if she would ever do a Disney voice over. She sighed and said she was under contract to DreamWorks to only do voice acting for them. So no. At the time I thought bummer. She would be great in a Disney animation and thought that was selfish(but smart) of DreamWorks. Soooooooo…how did she get out of that and not only do a voice over but produce???? Curious minds want to know!!!! Is there a hold up on a new Kung Fu Panda so they are giving her an out for awhile?

  • Beedyq

    Maybe the DreamWorks contract term has expired.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    Yes. And I find him a bit squicky because I do not understand why his films have to have actual sex in them. I also do not think he is all that talented. I watched Nymphomaniac I and II, because I’d heard he was this amazing, amazing director…….and I think a few sections of the film (it’s divided up into life stages, and each film is 2.5 ish hours long) were actually really good………but his writing is SO basic and bland and he directs his actors to veer into cartoonish acting (Uma Thurman especially in it)………. It’s almost like they weren’t acting to me–just repeating lines.

    Jamie Bell was the only good actor in that mess, IMO.

  • hotmesss

    Could be that Kung Fu Panda is quietly phasing out especially since Katzenburg is gone.

  • AeeJay

    Angelina Jolie should be a lead actress working with the best directors, voice roles as actors are basically something you do when you are too lazy to take on a real role.

  • bap

    Constance Short @constan63686548

    @ronanfarrow One actor who comes well out of Harvey Weinstein business is Angelina Jolie,when accosted by him refused to work with him ever
    3:19 AM – Oct 16, 2017

  • Beedyq

    More shoes dropping tomorrow…….Variety’s Co Editor in Chief tweet……

    Claudia Eller‏Verified account 
    @Variety_Claudia

    We have an explosive story package in tomorrow’s issue. “Game Over” refers not only to Weinstein, but to Hollywood’s history of covering up

  • bap

    Actor says he regrets working on Woody Allen’s new movie, and will donate salary to abuse victims charity

    Here’s what happens when you hit a massive pothole

    © Provided by Business Insider woody allen griffin newman
    Actor Griffin Newman said he regretted his decision to act in an untitled upcoming Woody Allen movie, and would donate his salary from the role to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network).
    Newman, the star of Amazon’s “The Tick,” tweeted that he believes Allen is guilty of sexually abusing his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was seven years old, as she alleged in a 2014 New York Times op-ed. Allen denied the accusations in his own op-ed. (Allen was investigated but never prosecuted for the accusations in 1993, following his split with actress Mia Farrow.)

    Newman said he “spent a month debating whether or not to quit” the movie, but has decided to speak out following the “compounded” sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein over the past few weeks.
    “I’ve spent the last decade struggling as an actor and learned to sideline my views because the thought of closing any doors was terrifying,” Newman wrote.
    “I can’t keep professionally operating from a place of fear,” he continued. “It’s time to show a courage in my actions mirroring my words without concession.”
    Here is a selection of Newman’s extended Twitter thread, condensed to make it easier to read:
    I need to get this off my chest:
    - I worked on Woody Allen’s next movie.
    - I believe he is guilty.
    - I donated my entire salary to RAINN.
    - It’s a one scene role.
    - I spent a month debating whether or not to quit.
    - I deeply regret my final decision.
    Why didn’t I quit?
    - My parents were incredibly proud.
    - I felt there things to be gained from the experience on that set.
    - I was a coward.
    I had been feeling this way for the last month, but the awful continuance [sic] revelations of the last week compounded my guilt ten fold.
    Allen, whose latest release “Wonder Wheel” premieres December 1, recently stated that he was “sad for Harvey” Weinstein, following the deluge of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Weinstein.
    Allen later clarified his Weinstein comments to Variety, saying, “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man.”
    As the BBC notes, Weinstein’s Miramax Films helped revive Allen’s career following the sexual abuse allegations against Allen in the early 1990s.
    Related video: Weinstein accusers top 40 women, fallout spreads worldwide (Provided by Today):

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/actor-says-he-regrets-working-on-woody-allens-new-movie-and-will-donate-salary-to-abuse-victims-charity/ar-AAtzQc8?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

  • Passing Through

    That’s pretty funny coming from a media outlet that used to be known as the studios’ bitch and propaganda outlet. Variety basically existed to print whatever the studios told them to print. In recent years they’ve added the flexibility of playing both ends against the middle and printing whatever publicists want them to print.

  • cee

    Angie is now strengthening her producer chops and notice the director is female. Good going Angie. As for her role. She can spend time with the kids while she is acting and producing. Her life has changed dramatically.

  • toastie postie

    That may be it, a time limit. Or she renegotiated her contract, since she was asked during The Breadwinner about whether she had been asked to do a voice in it.

  • Passing Through

    I think that’s what it is. I don’t think they plan to do any more KFPs. Remember – Katzenberg sold Dreamworks animation to Comcast last year. They may have changed their minds about the 4th movie that Katzenberg had planned.

  • Passing Through

    That’s like asking dead people why they died when they could have continued living.

  • Beedyq

    All the media wants more click bait and piggy has provided them with the sordid tales to effect that.

  • toastie postie

    That would be great – not the part about no more KFPs, for I still want a Tigress story. But her being free to do other studios.

  • Erianthe

    Voice roles are easy work for a lot of money. Any actor would be crazy not take work like this. You don’t have to be on set 12 hours a day in full costume, make-up in some location sometimes far from home and family for weeks on end, which can be physically draining. You just go into a studio and give voice to your part. It’s a nice break from doing roles that require you to be on set. It has nothing to do with being a lead or character actress or even being lazy — it’s a good project for any actor. I think Cameron Diaz made a boat load of money voicing Fiona on Shrek — more money than she made in any of her other films. If the opportunity is there, why not take it? And for Angie, she likes these types of roles and these animations are what ALL her kids can watch. What’s wrong with that?

  • tboz

    Wishful thinking