Actors wrap up 'Dolphin Tale 2' movie filming in Clearwater - WFLA News Channel 8

Actors wrap up 'Dolphin Tale 2' movie filming in Clearwater

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CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) - Filming of Dolphin Tale Two caused some traffic delays along the Memorial Causeway on Wednesday afternoon.

A high-tech helicopter with a camera was flown in from Louisiana to shoot special aerial scenes of the causeway.

"We want to have a number of cars in the movie being seen by themselves, so because of that we have to cut a few cars out. We try to minimize how much we do that... but these are very very key scenes we're doing in the movie," said David Yates, Clearwater Marine Aquarium CEO.

Clearwater Police stopped road and foot traffic at the roundabout on the beach and on the east side of the causeway, for about ten-minute intervals, several times during the afternoon.

During the breaks in traffic, the helicopter filmed look-alike cars carrying actor doubles that took turns driving across the causeway.

The aerials wrapped up shooting for the film. The production crew has been in Clearwater for three months, and spent about $15 million on everything from hotel rooms for the actors to paint for the sets, according to Yates.

All of the major stars from the original "Dolphin Tale" will also star in the sequel. "Dolphin Tale 2" will open in theaters on September 19.

Most of the filming took place inside the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The facility has been closed during the week to accommodate the movie, however starting Saturday, it will again be open regular hours.




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