Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. are set to star in a 3D family flick entitled Dolphin Tale.
Based on a true story, the heart-warming tale finds a boy befriending a dolphin called Winter, who lost its tail in a crab trap.
The Hollywood Reporter reveal that the film’s director Charles Martin Smith, who also directed the similarly pet-themed Air Bud (as well as the Buffy pilot all those years ago) will be working from a script by A Walk To Remember’s Karen Janszen.
Judd will reportedly play the boy’s mother, while Freeman will be the doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for the dolphin. Connick Jr. is attached to the role of the vet who first rescues Winter.
Cue a not-so-subtle green subtext and no doubt a fair few digs at the BP oil situation. Oh, and lots of slo-mo swimming scenes.
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