Warner Bros. is looking to start off strong with Dolphin Tale by entering into negotiations with Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
Cast in Talks for Dolphin Tale
Directed by Charles Martin Smith off a script by Karen Janszen, Dolphin Tale is based on a real story that follows 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 [the dolphin].
This very same dolphin still hangs out at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.