Disney has brought Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, and Sam Rockwell to Orlando to film the upcoming film, The One and Only Ivan, an adaptation of the award-winning book by Katherine Applegate.
The film centers on a gorilla named Ivan, played by Rockwell, who lives in a shopping mall on display, alongside an elephant and a stray dog; Jolie plays the elephant. Cranston (Breaking Bad) will play the owner of the circus, and subsequently, the aforementioned animals. The film is rumored to be a mash-up of live actors and CGI characters long the lines of Roger Rabbit.
Other credited actors include Helen Mirren, Danny Devito, and Brooklynn Prince from The Florida Project.
Filming has already taken place at Wekiva Island, and more recently at the intersection of Kaley and I-4. Other locations include the Executive Airport, Southgate Shopping Center, Silver Moon Drive-in, and other locations in Lakeland.
Cranston has already been spotted having lunch at Wall St. Plaza in Downtown Orlando.