Morgan Freeman plays doctor who builds tails for crippled dolphins

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08.09.10 21 Comments


Folks, I don’t always report casting news from the trades, but then, not every trade rundown includes Morgan Freeman, the director of Air Bud, and MARINE BIOLOGIST HARRY CONNICK JR.

Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are in negotiations to star in the inspirational 3D drama “A Dolphin’s Tale.” “Dolphin” is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud) will be directing the film from a script by Karen Janszen (A Walk to Remember).

The movie version centers on an introverted, 11-year-old boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage. The mammal’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs.

Connick Jr. plays a marine biologist who rescues the dolphin. Judd plays the boy’s mother, while Freeman is a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter. [Reuters]

Holy crap holy crap holy crap.  Connick a marine biologist, a dolphin that inspires retards, and Morgan Freeman as a kindly doctor who designs prosthetic dolphin tails???  THIS SOUNDS F*CKING INCREDIBLE.  After playing God, the president, and Nelson Mandela, I guess “Robot Dolphin Expert” was the only place to go. BATMAN’S SUIT WILL HAVE TO WAIT, FOR I HAVE PROSTHETIC DOLPHIN TAILS TO FINISH!   It practically writes itself.  I imagine the hardest part was deciding whether to spell it “tail” or “tale” in the title.  BOTH ARE TRUE! IT WORKS ON SO MANY LEVELS!

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