Carrie Underwood will make her silver screen debut in April as a church youth leader in Soul Surfer. (See this official shot of the singer to the right for a sneak peek at the movie.) The film stars AnnaSophia Robb as real-life surf star Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, but returned to competitive surfing months later.
Underwood made her TV debut last season on How I Met Your Mother (as a sales rep and object of Ted’s affection), and she was totally passable. Inspirational youth leader is, like, one notch different than effervescent country star, so I actually have pretty high hopes for her here.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is Soul Surfer a wise move for the former Idol contestant?