In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Ken Kwapis will be directing Everybody Loves Whales.

The screenplay follows three California Gray Whales that were trapped under ice at the Arctic Circle in October 1988. As the whales were rescued this became a global event as journalists decamped to the nearby Eskimo town of Barrow, Alaska. In addition to this, the U.S. and Soviet governments worked together to help the whales.

The family friendly screenplay was written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler.