Actor to narrate pic about human-friendly killer whale

Ryan Reynolds has signed on as narrator and exec producer of “The Whale,” a docu about a wild killer whale that causes upheaval in a small town when he tries to befriend human beings.

Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit directed the film, produced by Mountainside Films. Reynolds signed on to the project because he had a personal connection to the film, which was set near his hometown of Vancouver, B.C.

“The Whale” is the true story of a baby killer whale, nicknamed Luna, who gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make friends, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences.

Scarlett Johansson and Eric Desatnik are also exec producing and Desatnik’s handling U.S. sales of the film. World sales are by PBS Intl.

Reynolds is starring as Hal Jordan in Warner Bros./DC Comics’ “The Green Lantern,” due out June 17.

He’ll be seen next in Lionsgate’s drama “Buried” on Oct. 8.

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