Five time Grammy award-winning country superstar Carrie Underwood is currently riding a wave of marital bliss and career success. She just landed her 13th top 2 country song with her current single “Mama’s Song” (which could become her 11th # 1 next week) and finished a fantastically successful tour. (I saw her at the Hollywood Bowl and she was amazing). She’s also up for another Grammy award this February for Female Country Vocal for “Temporary Home”. Now, she is spreading her wings as an actress. After previously appearing on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Carrie is next headed to the silver screen in the film Soul Surfer. In the true story, she plays a counselor and friend to Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer girl who continues to aspire to greatness after a shark attack. The movie also stars Anna Sophia Robb (Medium) as Frankel and Oscar winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) and Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven) as her parent. And hey, TV’s Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo is also in the picture. That’s just a few reasons to see Carrie’s film debut. Take a look at the first trailer for the film below and watch for it to hit theatres on April 8th.
Soul Surfer trailer