Kristofferson Swims To “Dolphin Tale”

Kris Kristofferson has joined the cast of the 3D inspirational animal tale “Dolphin Tale” at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Screen Daily.

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.

Kristofferson will portray the father of Harry Connick Jr.’s character, a single father who runs the aquarium where the dolphin resides. Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman also star.

Charles Martin Smith directs from a script by Karen Janszen. Production is currently under way in Clearwater, Florida.