Drew Barrymore Hopes ‘Big Miracle’ Message Isn’t Heavy Handed

big-miracle06Opening in theaters today, BIG MIRACLE is a family friendly adventure story about the efforts of a small Alaskan town to save a family of gray whales trapped beneath rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Directed by KEN KWAPIS and inspired by real events, the cast features DREW BARRYMORE, JOHN KRASINSKI, KRISTEN BELL, DERMOT MULRONEY, TED DANSON, VINESSA SHAW, STEPHEN ROOT and TIM BLAKE NELSON.
What could have been a biting satire in the vein of BILLY WILDER’S classic ACE IN THE HOLE comes off more like the faith-based slanted THE BLIND SIDE. But, that’s not to say there’s no message to be had. During out recent interview with BARRYMORE, she talked about what the movie has to say. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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John Krasinski’s ‘Big Miracle’ Would Involve Getting A Twitter Account

krasinski-barrymoreOpening in theaters this week, BIG MIRACLE is a family friendly adventure story about the efforts of a small Alaskan town to save a family of gray whales trapped beneath rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Directed by KEN KWAPIS and inspired by real events, the cast features DREW BARRYMORE, JOHN KRASINSKI, KRISTEN BELL, DERMOT MULRONEY, TED DANSON, VINESSA SHAW, STEPHEN ROOT and TIM BLAKE NELSON.
Shooting on location in a small town in Alaska allowed for plenty of opportunity in which the stars could spend time together and get to know each other. For JOHN KRASINSKI, that meant being exposed for not being tech savvy, a trait that even his friends have chided him for. Next up for KRASINSKI: a Twitter account. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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Kristen Bell Tips Her Hat To A Couple Of Top-Notch TV Series

kristen-bellSoon to be seen as an ambitious television reporter in the upcoming family drama BIG MIRACLE, actress KRISTEN BELL is no stranger to real-life television audiences. Currently starring in SHOWTIME’s HOUSE OF LIES, she’s probably best known for her eponymous role in the popular VERONICA MARS series and won a true cult following with her charming portrayal of a teen private eye. More cult-ish adoration followed with her appearance in the sci-fi series HEREOS and she gained underground attention as the titular voice on the mega-popular teen soap GOSSIP GIRL. After all that, a more mature audience demographic followed with her being cast in a couple episodes of the raucous and raunchy DAVID MILCH series for HBO, DEADWOOD.
We spoke with BELL recently about her career and she took the chance to acknowledge a couple of the shows that have profoundly affected her. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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HOUSE OF LIES airs on Showtime

DERMOT MULRONEY SHOOTS THREE MOVIES IN ALASKA – SANS HANDWARMERS

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Based on the book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, Big Miracle centers on a volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who teams up with a newsman (John Krasinski) to rescue a family of majestic gray whales trapped in the Arctic Circle.

During interviews for his latest film The Grey, actor Dermot Mulroney briefly talked about working on Big Miracle (he plays Colonel Scott Boyer in the feature), and he had a rather interesting thing to say about the production’s crews budget on handwarmers.

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For Kristen Bell, Shooting In Alaska Meant Pizza, Poker And Polar Wildlife

kristenbellbigmiracleOpening in theaters next month, BIG MIRACLE is a family friendly adventure story about the efforts of a small Alaskan town to save a family of gray whales trapped beneath rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Directed by KEN KWAPIS and inspired by real events, the cast features DREW BARRYMORE, JOHN KRASINSKI, KRISTEN BELL, DERMOT MULRONEY, TED DANSON, VINESSA SHAW, STEPHEN ROOT and TIM BLAKE NELSON.
Shot on location in Alaska, the film was a real-life adventure for the cast and crew who faced icy temperatures many weren’t used to. During our recent interview with KRISTEN BELL, she talked about hanging out with fellow cast mates and day trips on their off-time. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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