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    Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:26:18

    Nick Cassavetes Rules Peacable Kingdom  - Directing animal conservationist drama

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    Director Nick Cassavetes will helm Peaceable Kingdom, a socially-conscious animal conservation-themed drama for New Line. The film is based on the true story and life's work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who was the leading animal conservationist and practitioner of animal husbandry in Kenya.

    Sheldrick dedicated her life to preventing the extinction of elephants by saving baby beasts who were orphaned by war, poaching, and culling. The producers came aboard the film after watching a 60 Minutes special about the plight of the elephants and Sheldrick's efforts.

    Kingdom is expected to develop into a family film that celebrates the cycle of life and the rebuilding and intersection of human and animal families. A fall start date is planned, with filming to occur in Kenya.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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