Bethany Hamilton Joins ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

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Warner Bros. has set sequel for Sept. 19, 2014

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton will portray herself in Alcon Entertainment’s family feature, “Dolphin Tale 2.”

Hamilton, the inspiration for the movie “Soul Surfer,” was bitten by a 14-foot tiger shark at the age of 13 while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore, leaving her with a severed left arm. She went on to recover, winning a national surfing title.

Hamilton will join the original film’s returning cast, including Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd and Nathan Gamble.

Hamilton was portrayed by AnnaSophia Robb in “Soul Surfer.”

Warner Bros. is releasing “Dolphin Tale 2” on Sept. 19, 2014.  The sequel will tell another true story inspired by the life of Winter the Dolphin, involving a new baby dolphin named Hope who was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010.

Charles Martin Smith, who directed “Dolphin Tale,” is helming the sequel from his own script.

“Dolphin Tale” generated a solid $72 million at the U.S. box office in 2011 through Warner Bros. and another $23 million overseas. The 3D film was produced by Alcon toppers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, with Alcon marketing prexy Richard Ingber, who brought the project to the company.

That script by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi, with revisions by Smith and Jordan Roberts, was based on true events about Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap and an 11-year old boy who befriended her at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He rallied friends and family to save Winter and convinced a doctor to create a prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim.

Winter, who has resided at the Clearwater facility since 2005, played herself in the movie.

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  1. Lyya says:

    I Love this movie too and I will bay both movies. i cant write english or speak, but I hope you understand. you can translate the rest. Jeg syns det var rørende historie og jeg er glad for at dere ville gjøre alt for at delfinen Winter skulle leve. Jess May: jeg er enig at det er dumt at man får penger på grunn av dyrene er annerledes og får så annerledes liv enn uti havet,men her er jeg uenig. den delfinen ville ikke ha klart seg ute i havet uten mennesker. det begynte med en god plan og det er å skaffe penger for for delfinens liv og ikke for oppmerksomhetens skyld. dessuten er delfinen til hjelp for andre mennesker med handikap. et liv som er annerledes, men likevel til¨å leve med. delfinen gir et nytt håp for dem også. et liv som ikke er nedelagende på grunn av skader, men et liv med glede som oppmuntrer dem og gir nytt håp om at ikke alt er umulig. dyr og mennekser har rett til å leve. og hjelpe dem så lenge det går.

  2. Jess May says:

    When are they going to learn……
    Exploiting these dolphins to make money, Winter would have been better off dead, instead she’s subjected to a life of misery confined to a concrete tank!!! You make me sick!!! I hope your movie is a flop!!!

  3. absolutely love it…love this movie…love the cast and love bethany so im super excited to see this sequel.

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