If you haven't hear of Bethany Hamilton, she is the surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack when she was 13 years old. After the incident, she continued to surf to eventually compete and win professional championships. This is definitely an inspiring story.
Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Anna Sophia Robb and Carrie Underwood, who is making her big screen debut, will star in the independent drama called Soul Surfer, about the teen surfing champ and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. The film is being directed by Sean McNamara.
The biopic actually started shooting this week in Hawaii, and it centers on the surf icon played by Robb, who defied all odds to compete and win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age 13. Quaid and Hunt play Hamilton's parents, and Underwood has taken on the role of a church youth leader.
McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz and Michael Berk wrote the screenplay. Lorraine Nicholson and Kevin Sorbo round out the cast. Yes. Kevin Sorbo.
This should end up being a pretty good movie.