WHO’S IN IT?
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Angelina Jolie (Salt), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Danny DeVito (Matilda), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Chaka Khan (The Blues Brothers), Ron Funches (Trolls World Tour), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Mike White (School of Rock), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Ramón Rodríguez (Battle: Los Angeles), Ariana Greenblatt (SCOOB!), Indira Varma (Official Secrets), Eleanor Matsuura (Juliet, Naked)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Thea Sharrock (Me Before You), director; Mike White (School of Rock), writer; John Flanagan (film debut), Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), Allison Shearmur (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book), producers; Craig Armstrong (The Great Gatsby), composer; Florian Ballhaus (The Devil Wears Prada), cinematographer; Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ivan (Rockwell) is a gorilla who has spent most of his life living in a cage within a circus-themed strip mall, under the care of its owner Mack (Cranston). He lives with an aging elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a dog named Bob (DeVito), who have also spent most of their lives in captivity. When a baby elephant named Ruby (Prince) arrives, Ivan begins to care for the young animal and starts to realise there may be more to life than his small living space…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Angelina Jolie produces and co-stars in Disney’s heart-warming adaptation of the children’s novel by K.A. Applegate, which combines impressive special effects with a topical story about animal captivity.