Drew Barrymore feature film 'Everybody Loves Whales' still seeking Alaska Native lead roles

*** Casting for "Everybody Loves Whales" is now complete ***

Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski are signed on to star in the Universal Pictures true story feature film 'Whales' (working title). The movie is based on an attempt to rescue three California gray whales stranded above the Arctic Circle near Barrow, Alaska in 1988. Barrow is the northernmost city in the United States. The scenes in the movie that take place in Barrow are being reconstructed in Anchorage due to the lack of necessary hotels, housing and businesses to accommodate a months-long shoot, although there will be 1-2 weeks of filming in Barrow. Filming will begin on September 16, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska and run through December 14, 2010. The release date is scheduled for 2012.

Principal Actor and Extras Casting (Alaska):

Grace Olrun
Cup'Ik Warrior Productions
Anchorage, AK 99501

Deborah Schildt

Crew Casting:

People in the Anchorage or Barrow, Alaska areas who are interested in working on the film as a crew member, please submit your resume to:

Please put "Alaska Film Crew" in the subject line.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

In Cahoots
4024 Radford Ave.
Editorial Bldg. 2
Suite 7
Studio City, CA 91604

Anonymous Content
3532 Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Working Title Films / Icebreaker LLC
9720 Wilshire Blvd.
4th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Steve Golin, Michael Sugar

Director: Ken Kwapis

Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski


Based on the true 1988 tale of the rescue of a trio of California gray whales found under the ice of the Arctic Circle near Barrow, Alaska. Over a two week period, the U.S. and Soviet governments joined with oil company executives, environmental activists, Eskimos, businessmen and military officers to help free the giant mammals. Krasinski will play a small town newspaper reporter who breaks the story. Barrymore plays Rachel Kramera, a Greenpeace activist and they turn the potential tragedy into an international story. The incident created a temporary Cold War thaw as President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev found a common cause. They interceded to save the whales.