Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Project: Dakota will play Jane Goodall in a Biopic of the Primatologist!!!



And after that, she’s playing the young Jane Goodall in a biopic of the primatologist and world’s most famous animal-rights activist. This project is “very near and dear to my heart-it’s the craziest, craziest honor,” Johnson says, “because I’ve grown up around a woman who has some otherworldly ability to thrive with wild animals.”

From National Geographic:

A new biopic about Jane Goodall will reveal never-before-seen footage of the famed primatologist's early work, the National Geographic Channel announced Thursday.

The film will feature recently rediscovered archived film from Goodall's research in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park in the 1960s. At the age of 26, Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars.

Director Brett Morgen will direct, produce, and write the untitled film, which will be released in theatres followed by a global television premiere on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 44 languages.

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