The film, being produced by Mandalay Pictures and written by Jeff Stockwell ('Bridge to Terabithia'), could begin production as soon as September if all the pieces fall into place. According to TheWrap, Kidman -- whom Noyce directed in 1989's 'Dead Calm' -- is "eyeing" the lead role but is not yet attached to it.
For more than half a century, Sheldrick has lived and worked in Kenya's giant Tsavo National Park (which was created by her late husband, David, who died in 1977), where she has raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans from many different wild species, including elephants, black rhinos, buffaloes, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, duikers, reedbuck, dikdiks, warthogs and many smaller animals; she has successfully hand-reared over 70 newborn elephant orphans and over a dozen black rhino orphans. And she has tirelessly campaigned against the abuse of captive animals.
We sure as heck can see Kidman relishing this role. According to TheWrap, two distributors are close to signing to release the film domestically and internationally.