There has already been a lot of buzz for the movie Dolphin Tale even though it isn't even scheduled to be released until September 23, 2011. The movie is produced by Alcon Entertainment and based on a true story. It tells the story of a dolphin and a group of compatriots who save her life.
The dolphin unfortunately begins its journey by being captured in a crab trap (and no this isn't Deadliest Catch). While caught in this deadly trap, Winter (the dolphin who plays herself in the film) injures her tail. This is just the beginning of the film as the film will take us through the recovery and rehabilitation of Winter.
Actors cast in this film are Morgan Freeman as Dr. Ken McCarthy, Harry Connick Jr as Dr. Clay Hackett, Ashley Judd as Lorraine, and Nathan Gumbel as Sawyer, Lorraine's son. Other actors include Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Kris Kristofferson.
The film is directed by Charles Martin Smith and was adapted from a screenplay written by Karen Janszen & Noam Dromi.