Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is riding the acting wave to the big screen: The country singer will make her film debut in the indie drama Soul Surfer, Variety reports.

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Underwood joins Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and AnnaSophia Robb in the film, which is based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, the teen surfing champion who made a heroic comeback after losing her left arm in a shark attack at age 13.

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Robb will portray Hamilton, while Quaid and Hunt will star as her parents. Underwood, 26, who will make her acting debut on How I Met Your Mother next month, will play a church youth leader. Kevin Sorbo and Lorraine Nicholson, the 19-year-old daughter of Jack Nicholson, also co-star.

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