Kris Kristofferson is joining the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale,” filming in Clearwater, Fla.
3D project is produced by Alcon toppers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson with Alcon marketing prexy Richard Ingber, who brought the project to the company. Alcon’s head of development Steven Wegner, and Robert Engelman are exec producers.
Charles Martin Smith (“Air Bud”) is directing from the script by Karen Janszen (“A Walk to Remember”) with revisions by Smith and Jordan Roberts. Script is based on an original treatment by Noam Dromi.
“Dolphin” is based on true events about a dolphin that loses her tail in a crab trap, and an 11-year-old boy who persuades a doctor to create a prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim.
Kristofferson will play the father of Harry Connick Jr.’s character, a single father running an understaffed aquarium. He was last seen in 2009’s “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
Warners will release “Dolphin Tale” on Sept. 16.