Carrie Underwood Lands Debut Movie Role in 'Soul Surfer'

Carrie UnderwoodRadio waves won't be the only place we'll be hearing about country crooner Carrie Underwood. The former American Idol winner has been cast as a youth counselor for her debut movie role in the surfing flick, Soul Surfer.

The movie just started shooting in Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii, centering on real-life surfing champ Bethany Hamilton, who, at the age of 13, lost an arm from a shark attack while surfing. Not only did she survive, she returned to the waters a month after the incident in pursuit of her dream — becoming a pro surfer.
 
AnnaSophia Robb, who's already shown her acting chops in family films Bridge to Terabithia and Race to Witch Mountain, will play Hamilton, and Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt co-star.
 
What do you think of the project? There aren't that many big budget, inspirational surf films being released nowadays, especially ones that involve a real-life shark attack survivor. It should be a welcome change from the Blue Crush fare we’ve come to expect from Hollywood. Are you game to see Underwood up on the big screen? How about the other casting choices?

 

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