Kristen Bell To Join Drew Barrymore Whaling Movie
Actress Kristen Bell is seeking to join the cast of the upcoming Drew Barrymore film “Everybody Loves Whales.” The film is being produced by Universal and the current name is a working title. The film is based upon the nonfiction novel “Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event” which was written by Tom Rose.
The film follows the true story of a small-town reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who team up to try and save three gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. Set in the 1988 during the Cold War, the pair enlists the help of both the world’s superpowers to help them free the trapped whales. Barrymore and John Krasinski, who developed the project together, will play the role of the small-town reporter and Greenpeace volunteer respectively. Bell will play the role of a Los Angeles news reporter who thinks her best asset is her looks.
Bell most recently appeared in “When in Rome” and will next appear in the Disney comedy “You Again,” which hits theaters in September.