February 4th, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Carrie Underwood lands a movie role

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"American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is headed to the big screen. The country singer will be starring opposite Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid in the film "Soul Surfer," set to begin production in February.

The movie is based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, the pro-surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack six years ago. According to a release for the film, Carrie will be playing a church youth leader.

The Grammy winner became engaged to her hockey-player boyfriend, Mike Fisher, over the holidays. She told reporters on the red carpet on Sunday night that no date had been set for the wedding.

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  1. Alice Ribbons

    Ugh. Probably because her new album sucks. She's also become quite the snob. I won't see the movie.

    February 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Shannon

    You go, Carrie! I wish you the best of luck, but I know you'll do great! I watched the all-star holiday special in December, and your skits were really funny! Keep it up–and thank you for being such an inspiration and positive role model =) You're the best!

    February 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peachy Keen

    Good job Carrie. What I dont like is that this film is being made on Oahu. Bethany lives on Kauai, where the whole incident took place. Hundreds of Kauai residents came to the financial aid of Bethany and her family after the attack, yet they have chosen to give the production jobs to residents of another island. Not very classy.

    February 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. peter

    well, it's great she can sing, but i think it's too early to say, she got it. Has anyone ever seen her act? A nice smile and good looks and even good voice are not enough to secure having acting talent. Wait and see.

    February 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Janet

    I think Carrie is such an inspiration ... a true joy to watch "grow" in the business... there is no question that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. You go girl!!!

    February 6, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brian

    Congrats Carrie!!!

    February 5, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. headdivaincharge

    Good luck to you Carrie. No offense, but I don't see this being another Jennifer Hudson moment.

    February 5, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. diane

    The role appears to be appropriate for Carrie,,I will enjoy it just as I enjoyed Reba in film and Leann..Good luck girl..BTW her new video..temporary home is beautiful..I cry everytime I see it..Another winner..

    February 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bianca

    I've always thought Carrie should be an actress. She just 'got it!'

    February 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mjinmd

    Way to go Carrie. I just hope that you don't stop doing country music.

    February 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Maxie

    I have a feeling what ever this woman takes on will be a successful venture.

    February 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Debra R

    Good luck Carrie.

    February 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |

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