Carrie Underwood Lands First Movie Role!

Entertainment Feb. 4, 2010 AT 10:38AM
Carrie Underwood Lands First Movie Role! Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood is heading to the big screen.

The five-time Grammy winner will play a supporting role in inspirational flick Soul Surfer, her rep confirms to UsMagazine.com. The movie is about 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack.

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Underwood, 26, will play Sarah Hill, a church youth leader. Filming began in Hawaii this week.

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The flick also stars Academy Award winner Helen Hunt as Bethany’s mother, Cheri, Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid as Bethany's father, Tom and AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany.

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