Morgan Freeman swims with Dolphin Tale

Alongside Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr.

Dolphin Tale


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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Source: [THR]

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    • dustroom

      Aug 5th 2010, 22:02

      I'm sorry? A dolphin with a sodding prosthetic limb? Has Hollywood family mush really reached a point where disabled sea mammals are required to get the family together for a trip to the cinema? Make the part-dolphin-part-machine turn nasty, give the gig to (dare I say it) Eli Roth, and let's make this mush Terminator-meets-Flipper!

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