Kristen Bell Joining Whales

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Kristen Bell is in negotiations to join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in Whales, a Working Title project for Universal Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in Cold War-era 1988, the film tells the true story of a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.

Bell will play a reporter from Los Angeles aiming for the big time who thinks her greatest assets are her looks.

To be directed by Ken Kwapis, the film is based on the nonfiction book “Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event” by Tom Rose.

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