Carrie Underwood Scores First Film Role in 'Soul Surfer'

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Carrie Underwood is making her acting debut! According to Moviefone, the country singer will play a church youth leader in Soul Surfer, a biopic based on surfing star Bethany Hamilton, who was lost her arm in a shark attack at age 13.

Sixteen-year-old AnnaSophia Robb plays the movie's main character, Bethany (here she is filming scenes in Oahu, Hawaii), and will share the big screen with Carrie. The religious role won't be too far of a stretch for the American Idol alum -- she has been very vocal about her Christian faith in both the media and in her songs.

These days, it's not surprising to hear about a musician-turned-actor. Carrie joins the likes of Taylor Swift (her movie Valentine's Day comes out next week!), Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and many more who have crossed over to the big screen. Some are successful, others should stick to their day job.

Which category will Carrie fit under? We'll have to wait to find out, but we have a hunch that she'll do just fine. Soul Surfer begins filming this week.
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