Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dolphin Tale, an inspirational animal tale being directed by Charles Martin Smith. The movie will be a 3D release.
Dolphin Tale is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
The Hollywood Reporter says the film “centers on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin’s tail. The marine mammal’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.”
Connick Jr. plays a vet who rescues the mammal and brings her to runs the marine hospital he runs. Judd plays the boy’s mother while Freeman is a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter.
Judd and Freeman previously starred together in Kiss the Girls and High Crimes.