New Line has bought the rights to the biopic of Daphne Sheldrick.
Set in Kenya, Sheldrick is a pioneer in efforts to save orphaned baby elephants. Variety adds Sheldrick was named a dame by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year for her work, the first such honor to be awarded in Kenya since the country became independent in 1963.
Over the last three decades, Sheldrick has lived and worked in the Nairobi National Park, with her home serving as a nursery for baby elephants. Sheldrick's work includes creating a formula used as a substitute for elephant milk during the first two years of the pachyderm's life and training the orphans to be released into Kenya's Tsavo National Park.
A production schedule has not been set.