Big Miracle

(2012)

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

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‘Big Miracle’ Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Big Miracle, which hits theaters nationwide on February 3, 2012. Click on the video player below for a look inside this true story drama, which stars Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, and Kristen Bell.

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

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Stephen Root Joins ‘Red State’ and ‘Everybody Loves Whales’

Stephen Root has added two new projects to his calendar: the Universal drama Everybody Loves Whales and Kevin Smith's horror film Red State, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Everybody Loves Whales, which stars Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell and John Krasinski, Stephen Root will play Gov. Haskell, who is based on a real person.

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Ted Danson and Vinessa Shaw Join ‘Everybody Loves Whales’

Ted Danson and Vinessa Shaw have boarded director Ken Kwapis' Everybody Loves Whales, a Working Title project for Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in Cold War-era 1988, Everybody Loves Whales tells the true story of a small-town reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.

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Tim Blake Nelson Set for ‘Everybody Loves Whales’

Tim Blake Nelson has boarded Everybody Loves Whales, a Working Title project for Universal that stars John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set in Cold War-era 1988, and tells the true story of a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.

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Kristen Bell in Talks to Join ‘Whales’

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Bell is in talks to join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in Whales for Universal.

Bell would play a reporter from Los Angeles who wants to use her looks to get to the top.

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John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore Set for ‘Whales’

John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore have joined director Ken Kwapis' Whales, a fact-based film about the 1988 rescue of a trio of California gray whales that got trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle, for Universal Pictures.

According to Deadline, Krasinski will play a small town newspaper reporter who breaks the story. Barrymore plays a Greenpeace activist, and they turn the potential tragedy into an international story. The incident created a temporary Cold War thaw as President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev found a common cause. They interceded to save the whales.

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