The first trailer for writer-director Charles Martin Smith‘s family film sequel Dolphin Tale 2 is now available. The follow-up sees the return of cast members Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, and Cozi Zuehlsdorff as they continue Winter the Dolphin’s treatment at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. This trailer markets the film as Inspiration with a capital “I”, and if you were a fan of the first pic, odds are you’ll be happy with the direction of this sequel. If you weren’t, it doesn’t look like this follow-up will change your mind.
Hit the jump to watch the Dolphin Tale 2 trailer, and if you missed Dave’s set visit preview, click here. Also starring Kris Kristofferson, Austin Stowell, Austin Highsmith, and a special appearance by professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, Dolphin Tale 2 opens September 19th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Dolphin Tale 2:
It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.