Watch: First Official Trailer for 'Big Miracle' with Barrymore & Krasinski
"You have whales in trouble and you didn't call me?!" Universal has debuted an official trailer via Apple for Big Miracle, the project formerly titled Everybody Loves Whales, starring John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore in another true story aquatic mammal rescuing inspirational drama, following up the likes of Dolphin Tale this year. This one, set in 1988, follows a story of three gray whales trapped up in the ice near Alaska, and a news reporter who tries to help rescue them. It's a weeper, that's for sure. The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Root, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Danson and Dermot Mulroney. Prepare to be inspired!
Watch the first official trailer for Ken Kwapis' Big Miracle, embedded via Apple:
You can also download the Big Miracle trailer in High Definition on Apple
Set in 1988, a small town newspaper reporter (John Krasinski) writes about three California gray whales trapped in the Arctic Circle in that unites a Cold War-era United States/USSR in an effort to rescue them.
Big Miracle, originally titled Everybody Loves Whales, is directed by Ken Kwapis, of Vibes, Sexual Life, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, License to Wed and He's Just Not That Into You previously, as well as TV work on "The Bernie Mac Show" & "The Office". The screenplay was written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler (The Prince and Me, Raising Helen, The Shaggy Dog), based on Thomas Rose's book "Freeing the Whales". This was filmed entirely up in Alaska. Universal is bringing Big Miracle to theaters February 3rd, 2012.