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.