The plight of elephants has inspired a number of movies in recent years, including two similarly titled documentaries released just last month: “Ivory: A Crime Story” and Netflix’s “The Ivory Game.” Indiewire’s Anne Thompson has received word that Jessica Chastain is set to produce a drama based on the true story of the Black Mambas, an all-female group who combat poaching in South Africa.
The as-yet-untitled film will be written by the “Walking Dead” star and “Eclipsed” playwright Danai Gurira. Chastain is, of course, best known for her acting work — a two-time Academy Award nominee, she most recently appeared in this summer’s “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” and will next be seen in “Miss Sloane” — though this isn’t her first time producing. She served that role on “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” in which she played the title character, and will do likewise on both “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and “Painkiller Jane.”
No word yet on who might direct or star in the project.