by Daelyn Fortney
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A production company is currently auditioning extras in Alaska for an upcoming film set in the state. Based on the events of the 1988 rescue of three California gray whales trapped under ice in the Arctic Circle, “Everybody Loves Whales” stars Drew Barrymore as a Greenpeace worker who partners with a small town reporter played by John Krasinski of NBC’s “The Office.”

According to the Anchorage Daily News, executive producer Stuart Besser needs at least 1,000 extras in addition to 30-40 people for speaking roles.

Besser explained that while the story is based on real events, it is not a documentary and the writers will take “literary license.”

The $30 million Universal Pictures movie, which is due for release in 2012, will begin shooting this September.

  • Preston Nelson

    I want to be casted, but I live in Angoon, AK. I’m going to move up there in August, but I’m not sure when auditions are. Just saying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1041213336 be large

    I’m set netting salmon this summer in Kodiak, AK and have an internet connection. I would love to help make ‘everybody loves whales’

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christy-Angel/100000445158818 Christy Angel

    WHERE ARE YOU FILMING AT IN ALASKA? I WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF THIS MOVIE IF I AM IN AN AREA YOU WILL BE FILMING IN.
    THANK YOU