Tim Blake Nelson joining Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in Everybody Loves Whales

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Today must be “movies that save sea life” day, given this is the second update on a movie dealing with saving sea creatures.  This time, whales are the focus in the upcoming film, EVERYBODY LOVES WHALES.  Tim Blake Nelson is joining the cast of the film as a wildlife expert working in the wildlife management office.  The film is a romantic comedy of sorts following a small-town reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer that fall in love while trying to save three gray whales that get trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.  John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore will play the couple while Kristen Bell will play an LA reporter.

Ken Kwapis will be directing the film and since this film is based off true events, he has several different paths he can take on deciding what story to tell.  He can focus on the love story, the whales or the politics that erupted between the US and Russia over saving the whales.  Of course, he could also go after the media, who supposedly made a bigger deal out of this than it really was.  The book the film is based on was written by Tom Rose and is called ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’.

Tim Blake Nelson

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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