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'Big Miracle' ('Everybody Loves Whales') trailer released

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published September 22, 2011

It's been a big week for Alaska-themed movies. Yesterday, the trailer for the Liam Neeson vehicle "The Grey" was released, about a group of oil roughnecks stranded by a plane crash in Alaska -- and filmed in British Columbia. Now, the first trailer for "Big Miracle," the movie formerly known as "Everybody Loves Whales" starring John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore that takes place and was actually filmed in Alaska, has been released.

The film tells the true story -- with some artistic liberties, as made apparent by the trailer -- of three gray whales stranded in the Arctic ice above Barrow, Alaska. Krasinski plays a journalist looking for a story, and Barrymore plays an environmental activist and Krasinski's ex-girlfriend. The film also stars Ted Danson -- an actor also well-known for his real-life environmental activism.