Carrie Underwood Set to Star in Surfer Film

First there was Carrie Underwood’s Christmas special, featuring the Idol winner in several comedy skits.

Next, was Carrie’s turn as Tiffany the Pharma girl in an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother (set to air March 1), Now, Variety is reporting, the newly engaged Carrie nabbed a role on the big screen:

Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb and Carrie Underwood will star in the indie drama “Soul Surfer, ” about teen surfing champ and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton.

Being directed by Sean McNamara, the project marks country music star Underwood’s bigscreen debut.

Based on Hamilton’s autobiography, biopic centers on the surf icon (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 penned the screenplay.

Carrie begins a concert tour on March 11th, and will be performing the National Anthem at Sunday’s Superbowl. Busy girl, when is she going to find time to get married?

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