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Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are testing the waters to star in 'A Dolphin Tale,' an inspirational animal story being directed by Charles Martin Smith for Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film centers on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage. Connick Jr. will play a vet who rescues the mammal, Judd will play the boy's mother, and Freeman will play a doctor who creates the prosthetic limb. The film, inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast, will be shot in 3D. Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are testing the waters to star in 'A Dolphin Tale,' an inspirational story being directed by Charles Martin Smith for Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film centers on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage. Connick Jr. will play a vet who rescues the mammal, Judd will play the boy's mother, and Freeman will play a doctor who creates the prosthetic limb. The film, inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast, will be shot in 3D.

Joseph Kosinski's 'Oblivion' has found a home. Disney has picked up the project, which will be based on the Radical illustrated novel from the 'Tron: Legacy' director, according to HeatVision. Kosinski will produce and direct the film, with Radical's Barry Levine and Jesse Berger also producing. (Talk about keeping things in the family.) Kosinski and Radical have been working on the project since mid-2009, and Kosinski has been moonlighting on the story while finishing off 'Tron,' also for Disney. According to Radical, the story "is set on a future Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and alien scavengers stalk the irradiated surface below. When a surface drone repairman finds a woman inside a crashed spacepod planetside, it leads him on a journey filled with romance and adventure." The ever-busy Kosinski seems to be happy working for Disney: He's also developing a remake of the studio's 'Black Hole.'

F. Gary Gray is one successful director: Most of his films make a tidy profit for the studios ('Set It Off,' 'The Negotiator'), a couple have been big hits ('The Italian Job' and his most recent outing, 'Law Abiding Citizen,' both of which have grossed past $100 million worldwide), and he seems to attract big talent. Now Gray is attached to direct the mystery thriller 'Hair of the Dog' for Gold Circle Films. According to Variety, the story centers on a successful executive who becomes the victim of a vicious blackmail scheme that threatens to destroy his family. But he discovers he is just a pawn in the midst of a much darker agenda. Sounds familiar but we're sure that Gray will make it his own with gritty direction and action. No cast or production dates have been set.

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