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.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Kristen Bell is really gorgeous. They should have shown more of her in the trailer.
Bruce Orangewood on Sep 22, 2011
Why the hell not? Looks decent.
Xerxexx on Sep 22, 2011
Look at that: a 2D family film! Thanks Universal and you annoying minions!
Film Wizard on Sep 22, 2011
I took a crazy spontaneous trip to Barrow Alaska last year right before they filmed this! (My tour guide was scheduled to show Drew Barrymore around the day after I left). I love that town. Sadly I didn't get to see it in the snow, but the two iceless months of the year are eerily beautiful in their own way.
Boiler Bro Joe on Sep 22, 2011
Everything looks and sounds better when accompanied by some Passion Pit.
Chazzy on Sep 22, 2011
My wife was watching this over my shoulder and asked "is that a pisstake film?". Exactly. And 'I'll be damned if I let the Reds blahabebebebe, c'moooooooooan'.
Crapola on Sep 23, 2011
Boy, I just love me some Drew Barrymore... and the rest of the cast looks excellent, too.
kitano0 on Sep 23, 2011
I didn't read the description and just watched the trailer. What a political correct pile of goo. For the first time ever I was 100% on the bad guys side watching a trailer: When the gov said "I hate her so much" I found myself agreeing! And I normally like Drew Barrymore and enjoy feel good movies. Death is part of nature, nature is mercyless, the whales were stupid when they decided to swim to that place and they was about to get punished for it. But then some moronic people decided to waste a couple of millions that could have been used for thousands of better purposes on two overgrown fish. Hollywood, I never thought I'd say this but please go back to making movies about board games such as tic tac toe or remaking last years box office hit.
Dude Duden on Sep 26, 2011
I forgot to add the only thing that could save that movie is if a japanese whaling ship came by and shot the stupid fish just after they escaped the ice. I can just picture the end frames capturing Drew Barrymores outraged face and then the end.
Dude Duden on Sep 26, 2011
i think it's going to be a Great family film
bmk on Oct 17, 2011
anti global warming flim!
Michael Baldwin on Jan 10, 2012
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