Back in 2003, Bethany Hamilton became known worldwide… Unfortunately it was because of an horrific incident involving a shark attack that took her arm. The story of Bethany and her love of Surfing has been made into a movie which is coming out this year. SOUL SURFER directed and co-written by Sean McNamara, AnnaSophia Robb from such films as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ plays Bethany with a supporting cast of Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood in her very first film and the always sensational Dennis Quaid. I’m always a massive sucker when it comes to true stories, so I’m already there.
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through the love of her family, her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid.
Directed by Sean McNamara, the screenplay was by McNamara, Deborah Schwartz. Douglas Schwartz and Michael Berk. SOUL SURFER is based on the book by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh. The screen story by Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt R. Allen, Caleb Wilson and Brad Gann.
SOUL SURFER is out later this year, there is no confirmed release date as yet.