Surfer Bethany Hamilton to Appear in 'Dolphin Tale 2'

Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton
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Surfer Bethany Hamilton will be back on the big screen, this time appearing in Dolphin Tale 2.

Hamilton, who survived a shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, was the subject of Soul Surfer, a 2011 film starring AnnaSophia Robb. Hamilton acted as a stunt double for many of the surfing scenes in the film.

Alcon Entertainment’s sequel Dolphin Tale 2 will see the return of Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Charles Martin Smith is returning to write and direct.

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The sequel's story centers on the real-life baby dolphin Hope, who was saved and rehabilitated by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The pic is currently filming in Clearwater, Fla. Warner Bros. has slated it for a Sept. 19, 2014 release.

Hamilton, 23, will appear as herself in the film. 

Hamilton, who was 13 years old when she was attacked by a tiger shark in Kauai, has appeared as herself on several TV shows, including 19 Kids and Counting. She's repped by Wasserman Media Group.

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