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First Look and Release Date of Carrie Underwood's Movie Debut 'Soul Surfer'

November 2, 2010 (9:57 am) GMT
The country music singer plays a church youth leader in the sport drama which is based on a real-life story of wave-riding sensation Bethany Hamilton.

is set to grace big screen next year, her movie debut "" has just been announced to hit U.S. theaters on April 15, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Along with the release schedule, first pictures from the movie have come out.

Entertainment Weekly has got its hand on a picture of the country music singer, who portrays a church youth leader, carrying a surfer board. Meanwhile, another still from the film captures 's Bethany Hamilton and her parents, portrayed by and .

"Soul Surfer" centers its story on surf icon Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, but returned to competitive surfing months later. Sean McNamara takes the helming duty for the biopic, in addition to writing the script along with Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz and Michael Berk.



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