Clearwater, Florida -- Tampa Bay goes Hollywood this weekend with the release of the new film "Dolphin Tale" starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ashley Judd.
"Dolphin Tale" is based on the true story of Winter the dolphin, from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail in a crab trap accident. She faced the very real possibility of dying until doctors fitted her with a prosthetic tail.
In the movie, Austin Stowell plays a war veteran who had a deep connection with Winter.
10 News Morning Show anchor Ginger Gadsden talked to Stowell about the film and his connection with the Tampa Bay Area.
"Dolphin Tale" opens across the country on Friday in 3D and 2D versions.