Time to save the dolphins! No? I mean, time to watch a fictional story about dolphins… in 3D! Why not? 3D is not just for action or horror films anymore, now it’s so that you can feel like you’re swimming alongside Flipper! The idea has managed to snare a number of top tier talent into the project, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd are all in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s 3D family film Dolphin Tale.

Charles Martin Smith, the director you may know from Air Bud (hmmm…) will be directing the film. Seems like he’s your man who does animal films that will make you cry! The film was penned by Karen Janszen who you may know from A Walk to Remember. Sounds like a crier if you ask me! The script seems to have a lot of hands in it. Revisions were made on Janszen’s work by Smith and Jordan Roberts based on an original treatment by Noam Dromi.

The film “centers on a young dolphin that loses her tail in a crab trap and an introverted 11-year-old boy who rallies friends and family to save it by persuading a doctor to create a prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim. Winter will play herself in the movie.”

Freeman will portray the doctor and Connick a marine biologist who rescues the mammal and takes it to the facility he runs. Judd will play the boy’s mother.

They seem to be getting a move on the project. They’re beginning principal photography as early as Sept. 27 in Clearwater, Florise and hopefully shooting will begin not long after that. The film will be released by Warner Bros. through Alcon’s output deal.

Who’s excited to for another dolphin film!?