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Casting Net: Chris Pine to narrate high-school debate documentary

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• Chris Pine is set to narrate the high-school debate documentary, This Is Not A Club. Ari Levinson is directing the film, which tracks four debate teams over the course of a year as they compete in two-person speech competitions and, eventually, the annual National Speech and Debate tournament in Las Vegas. [Deadline]

• Ewan McGregor will lend his voice as narrator of Humpback Whales. Greg MacGillivray is directing the underwater, 3D documentary for IMAX and giant-screen theaters. It follows humpback whales in their slow recovery after nearly being hunted to extinction. Stephen Judson is writing and editing. Expect it to hit theaters Feb. 13. [Variety]

 Director Benoit Jacquot has enlisted Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Lindon, and Sandrine Kiberlain for his upcoming mystery drama, Bain de Minuit. Gilles Taurand is adapting George Harrar‘s novel Reunion at Red Paint Bay for the screen. The story follows a family man working as a newspaper editor in Red Paint, Maine. Soon, he receives threatening postcards from a stalker, revealing secrets from his past and causing his life to crumble. [Variety]