THR is reporting that Ashley Judd (Tooth Fairy), Harry Connick Jr. (PS. I Love You) and Morgan Freeman (Invictus) are in talks to star in A Dolphin’s Tale. Based at Warner Bros., this inspirational animal tale is set to be directed by Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud).

Loosely based on true events, which saw a dolphin rescued and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, A Dolphin’s Tale centres on a boy who befriends a wounded dolphin, it having sustained injuries to its tail courtesy of a crab trap. The boy motivates those around him to create a prosthetic appendage to replace the dragon’s – I mean dolphin’s – tail, the animal becoming an inspiration for people with special needs around the globe.

With Judd set to play the boy’s mother, Connick Jr. the owner of the marine hospital and Freeman the prosthetics doctor, hopefully A Dolphin’s Tale wont feel too much like deja vu.