Drew Barrymore Is 'Excited' To Take On Activist Role In 'Whales': 'I'm Going To Pour Myself Into It'

Since we have to wait a few extra days to wet our RomCom appetites with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's R-rated romance "Going the Distance," we're holding our "Drew and Justin talk romance" items for the coming weeks.

But to hold you over in the meantime, we bring you news of Drew's "Whale" movie (not to be confused with Hayden Panettiere's "The Cove").

When we caught up with the actress during the press day for "Going the Distance," we asked her a few questions about her upcoming projects, namely rumored involvement with the "Wizard of Oz" sequel, "Surrender Dorothy," which unfortunately she couldn't talk about, but also the upcoming "Whales" (a.k.a. "Everybody Loves Whales").

"I’m going to do that this fall in Alaska," she said of the film, which is based on the 1989 book: "Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event."

Will this film be anything like "The Cove"? "No, it’s a true story that happened in the '80s," she said. "It’s a really really amazing story and I’m really excited about going to do it." Drew is set to play a mammal-loving Greenpeace activist (a role we don't think will be too much of a stretch for the seemingly warm and friendly star).

"I’m going to pour myself into it," she promised. And we imagine she will!

What do you think of Drew's role in the film? Is the subject matter to similar to "The Cove"?