Ryan Reynolds-Narrated 'The Whale' Secures Canadian Release
TORONTO - The Whale, a Canadian documentary by Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit, is getting a local theatrical release through indie distributor Kinosmith.
The film, executive produced by Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, who also narrates the doc, will open in Toronto on November 11 at the AMC Yonge & Dundas multiplex.
More Canadian playdates are planned by Kinosmith after Paladin released The Whale stateside.
The Canadian film, made with local subsidies from Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Television Fund, portrays a young orca whale trying make friends with humans off the British Columbia coast after being separated from his pod.
The documentary is notable for the 2010 divorce of Vancouver-born Reynolds and Johansson prompting speculation about who would get The Whale as they divided up their belongings.
A Vancouver-based spokesman said Reynolds and Johansson would not be on hand in Toronto for the theatrical bow, or to promote the upcoming Canadian release.