Carrie Underwood is crossing over for her film debut, signing up for Soul Surfer, the biopic of 19-year-old surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack but persevered to resume hanging 10 less than a month later.
Underwood will play the church youth leader in the movie, joining Annasophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and, in a nice convergence of nepotism, Lorraine Nicholson and Sean Brosnan, the daughter and son of Jack and Pierce, respectively. Shooting kicked off in Hawaii this week.
Sounds gnarly, yes?
Amy Adams, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Christian Bale, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem are also heading to the big screen. Find out why in our Casting Couch gallery.