Carrie Underwood, AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Quaid to star in Soul Surfer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Carrie Underwood will make her big screen debut in the drama SOUL SURFER.  The film is a biopic of surfing champion Bethany Hamilton, who famously survived a shark attack at age 13 and continued surfing.  AnnaSophia Robb will play Hamilton while Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt (where has she been?) will play her parents and Carrie Underwood will play a church youth group leader.

There are several things going on here.  First, it looks like AnnaSophia Robb might be making the leap from Disney princess to legitimate actress.  I saw her in BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, which I didn’t really like, but thinking about it still makes me cry.  Second, we have the debut of Ms. Carrie Underwood as a church youth leader, which is strangely fitting.  Finally, we have the return of Helen Hunt, which is long overdue.  I remember reading about Bethany Hamilton’s story a while back and she definitely has a life that will make a great film.  But surfing movies are difficult, just ask Matthew McConaughey.

Carrie Underwood AnnaSophia Robb Bethany Hamilton

Source: Variety

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