Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Joshua Zeman‘s documentary “52,” which will chronicle the search for the loneliest whale in the world, the company announced Sunday at the Cannes film festival.
“52” is about the search for a mysterious whale that has lived its life in solitude because it calls out at 52 Hertz, a sound unique to its kind. Filming will be underway this fall and includes a daring seven-week expedition in the Pacific Ocean to search for the legendary “52 Hertz Whale.”
Zeman will direct from a treatment he wrote. Lucy Cooper at Alldayeveryday is producing with Adrian Grenier under his label, Reckless Productions, and Zeman of Gigantic Pictures. Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson and Maria Cestone will executive produce.
This is the second documentary for Worldview after finding success with the Academy Award-nominated “The Square,” which was sold to Netflix after winning the top award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.