Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Danson's Best"

Ted Danson Rhoda Glickman and then head of MPAA Dan Glickman

Ted Danson, no stranger to Washington or Congress, is an avid environmentalist. 
Shown above at The Washington Press Club Foundation’s Annual Congressional Dinner a few years back, he exhibited his usual good humor and commented on his environmental group.

"Actor Ted Danson was in the house and wants to make it perfectly clear that he actually does not claim rights to an environmental brew named after him called “Danson’s Best”.  He might follow up on the idea though and contribute profits to his environmental group Oceana." Hollywood on the Potomac - Washington Life Magazine

"Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.

With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
Production Notes 

Drew Barrymore
Barrymore is expected to be in town this week to promote the film.

The film opens nationwide on February 3rd.

Watch the trailer here: