WB’s first Dolphin Tale hit #1 at the 2011 box office and squeaked in a cool $95M worldwide. Why not double down on the dolphin drama? Here’s the new trailer for sequel Dolphin Tale 2, which returns original cast members Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail, playing herself. They’re joined by surfer Bethany Hamilton and neophyte Delphinidae diva Hope, who also plays herself as the potential new lady companion whose arrival at Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium might save Winter from being sent to a new aquatic home.
Charles Martin Smith is back at the helm as writer-director. Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side) are producers alongside Alcon’s Richard Ingber. Pic swims into theaters September 12; how big a box office splash will it make opposite Sony’s Idris Elba-Taraji P. Henson home invasion thriller No Good Deed and Universal comedy Search Party, starring T.J. Miller? Check out the trailer: