Turteltaub Tells Whale-Raised Chubby Tale

“National Treasure” director Jon Turteltaub is onboard to develop the long-gestating “Beached” as a directing vehicle for himself at Fox 2000 says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a chubby 4-year-old child who falls overboard during a family outing, is raised by whales and goes on to become a champion swimmer.

Turteltaub will also oversee re-writing of Jordan Roberts’ previous draft (Ted Griffin penned the original script). The filmmaker is presently is in pre-production on CBS Films’ “Last Vegas” with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro.