Harry Connick Jr. Helps Dolphin Winter Find a Little Hope in ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ Trailer (Video)

Based on true events, the dolphin with a prosthetic tale connects with a young dolphin who lost her mother in the wild

After the $95 million global box office success of the original “Dolphin Tale,” Warner Bros. is back to continue the true story of Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tale, in “Dolphin Tale 2.” The sequel reunites virtually the entire original cast, while introducing new dolphin Hope to Winter’s story.

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After Winter starts to show signs of depression, Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.) is advised that she needs another female dolphin as a companion. Enter Hope, a young dolphin who lost her mother at a young age. Based on true events at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Winter and Hope portray themselves in the film.

Connick Jr. is joined by returning cast members Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, Austin Stowell, and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, along with new faces, like Bethany Hamilton portraying herself.

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Written by Charles Martin Smith, who also returned to direct the sequel, “Dolphin Tale 2” is produced by Robert Engelman, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew A. Kosove. An Alcon Entertainment production, Warner Bros. will release the film to theaters on Friday, September 12, 2014.