Sharrock in talks to direct 'The One and Only Ivan'

Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Director Thea Sharrock is in talks to direct "The One and Only Ivan", Disney's adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Allison Shearmur, who was one of the producers on Disney's live-action take on "Cinderella" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", is on board to produce the adaptation, reports

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book is based 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 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.