Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton
has joined Alcon Entertainment Dolphin Tale 2
where she'll play herself, reports Variety
Hamilton served as inspiration for the film Soul Surfer
starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood.
At thirteen-years-old, while surfing off Kuai's North Shore, she was bitten by a 14-foot tiger shark and lost her arm. Courageously, Hamilton went on to recover and won a national surfing title.
The first Dolphin Tale cast of Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd and Nathan Gamble return and Warner Bros. is sending the film to theaters on September 14th, 2014.
Charles Martin Smith who helmed the original film, is scripting and will direct again.