Country singing sensation Carrie Underwood is headed to the big screen.
Carrie has been cast in her first studio movie, “Soul Surfer,” Access Hollywood has learned. The movie is based on the life of 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton who, for over six years, has defied all odds to compete and win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age thirteen.
The former “American Idol” has been cast as Sarah Hill, a church youth leader.
The movie also stars AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany Hamilton, Helen Hunt as Bethany’s mother Cheri and Dennis Quaid as Bethany’s father Tom.
In addition, Jack Nicholson’s 19-year-old daughter, Lorraine, has landed the role of Hamilton’s best friend, Alana Blanchard, who was with Hamilton the day of the attack. Kevin Sorbo has been cast as Holt Blanchard.
“Soul Surfer” is slated to begin filming in February.