Screenwriter Liz Garcia, who is best known for her work on television shows like Cold Case and Memphis Beat and just made her directorial debut with The Lifeguard, is penning the adaptation. Ken Kwapis, who directed the first Sisterhood of Traveling Pants movie but not the second, is returning to take the helm and close out the trilogy.
Have you heard of The Shaggs? Depending on whom you ask, they were either the greatest thing to come out of 1960s rock n' roll, or the very worst. Urged by their father to form a band, The Shaggs was made up of sisters Dorothy, Betty, Helen Wiggin, who played lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and drums respectively.
This is an unexpected project for Kwapis on a couple of fronts. First off, he's best-known for helming such fluffy features as the rom-com He's Just Not That Into You and the coming-of-age dramedy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. So, a psychological thriller like The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets will stand out for better or worse on his filmography.
The good news is that this looks like the kind of cheesy, delightful inspirational movie that came out in the 80s, and since this one is set in the 80s it gets away with it. The better news is that Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski are adorable in pretty much everything they do, and from just one trailer i know I'll watch the hell out of them crouching on Arctic ice to communicate with the whales
The movie in which Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski save the whales, appropriately titled Everybody Loves Whales, is set to start filming this fall, which means it's time for the supporting cast to start filling in the gaps
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Americans everywhere are still slaving away in cubicles under fluorescent lights and wasting their lives in soulless offices, but when was the last time anyone doing so compared themselves to Dilbert?
John Krasinski didn't get the Captain America job after all, but he will have the chance to save the world... or at least a corner of it
Everybody loves whales, right? They were the big stars of the Planet Earth series. They were the major plot point of Star Trek IV. They got Ellen DeGeneres to make hilarious whale noises in Finding Nemo. Isn't our love affair with whales pretty well-documented? "No!" cries Ken Kwapis