'American Idol' Champ Carrie Underwood Joins Ensemble Cast In 'Soul Surfer'

FROM MTV.COM: Carrie Underwood is taking her act from the small screen to the big screen. The country-music superstar has been cast in a supporting role in the movie "Soul Surfer." Filming begins this month.

Underwood, who picked up a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration (with Randy Travis) and was one of the stars featured in the Michael Jackson tribute at Sunday's Grammy Awards, will play church youth leader Sarah Hill. The movie is based on the real-life story of Bethany Hamilton, the 19-year-old champion surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack at the age of 13, but has managed to continue competing and winning professional championships.

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