Kristen Bell, John Krasinski And Drew Barrymore Team Up For 'Whales' Rescue Movie

By Eileen Reslen

Former VP candidate Sarah Palin will be welcoming some Hollywood neighbors this fall because the filming of a new Universal Pictures movie is set to start shooting in chilly Anchorage, Alaska.

“Whales” (formerly known as "Everybody Loves Whales") tells the true story of an LA blonde trying to save the “Free Willy”-like sea creatures (no, this isn’t a biopic of Hayden Panettiere), with the help of a small town reporter, played by John Krasinski, and Greenpeace activist, played by Drew Barrymore.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Bell is in talks to fill the high-heeled pumps of the golden-haired reporter whose best contribution to the world of news, according to herself, is the ability to draw in viewers with her stunning good looks (talk about selling yourself short, girl!)

The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star will have to trade in the sexy swimsuit she wore in that other funny film for a hefty parka, or maybe even combat boots, since the movie is set in Cold War-era 1988.

An ex-Charlie’s Angel, a former teen private investigator and witty salesperson? The three majestic whales trapped under the Arctic Circle are just bound to break free in no time!

No word yet on who will play the whales.

What do you think of Kristen, John and Drew teaming up for "Whales"? Did you ever read the book the movie is based on: "Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event"?