Freeman, Judd Play With A “Dolphin”

They previously worked together on serial killer thriller “Kiss the Girls” and military courtroom drama “High Crimes”. Now, Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are in negotiations to team for a third time in the 3D inspirational animal tale “Dolphin Tale” at Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast. The film will follow a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap.

The boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace its tail, and the mammal’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs.

Judd plays the boy’s mother while Freeman is a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter. Harry Connick Jr. is in talks to play a vet who rescues the mammal.

Charles Martin Smith directs the film from a script by Karen Janszen, Jordan Roberts and Noam Dromi. Richard Ingber, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce.