Morgan Freeman to tell Dolphin tale

August 5th, 2010

Morgan Freeman is in talks to star in new 3-D movie 'Dolphin Tale'.

The Oscar-winning actor is being lined up to play a doctor who creates a prosthetic attachment for a dolphin to help the injured mammal swim again in the family film, which is due to start shooting later this year.

The film tells the tale of a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap and is then helped by an 11-year-old boy, who persuades the doctor to start working on the prosthetic device.

According to Variety, Harry Connick Jr. is set to play the marine biologist who rescues the mammal and takes it to the facility he runs, while Ashley Judd is being lined up to take on the role of the boy's mother.

If Morgan and Ashley do sign up for the film, it will be the third time they have worked together after both appearing in 'Kiss the Girls' and 'High Crimes'.

The movie will be directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen.