Charles Martin Smith (“Air Bud”) will write and direct inspirational drama “A Dolphin Tale” for Alcon Entertainment for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.
“Dolphin” 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 movie version 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.
Richard Ingber, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing.