Underwood lands in pictures
Thursday, February 4, 2010
– Carrie Underwood landed a supporting role in her first studio movie "Soul Surfer." The film is based on the autobiography of 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who, for more than six years, has defied all odds to compete and win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age 13 in Hawaii. Underwood will play Sarah Hill, a church youth leader. Filming is to take place in February.
The film also stars Helen Hunt as Bethany's mother Cheri, Dennis Quaid as Bethany's father Tom, and AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson (as Alana Blanchard) and Kevin Sorbo (as Holt Blanchard).
The film is being produced by Mandalay Vision/Brookwell McNamara Entertainment/Life's A Beach Entertainment. "Soul Surfer" is a Sean McNamara Film production distributed by Affirm Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Co.
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