Carrie Underwood's new movie, Soul Surfer, in which she stars as a youth counselor friend of Bethany Hamilton, the teenager who had her arm bitten off by a shark, finally has a release date of April 15, 2011. Now that the movie is ready to hit theaters in a few months, official pictures are making the rounds. Take the one above from EW.com. Usually people star in a movie and some sort of transformation takes place that makes them look at least a little less like their normal self. Not Carrie. She honestly looks like she's just stepped off the stage, grabbed a surf board, and is getting ready for a beach-themed photo shoot. In other words, she looks completely like her normal self. Tough to tone down the beauteousness that is Carrie I suppose.
In other Carrie news, you can now take a listen to Carrie singing You're Looking at Country for the new Coal Miner’s Daughter A Tribute To Loretta Lynn, which releases November 9th. Take a listen to the whole song here.
And lastly, I've already given you all the fan-dug-up details on Carrie's Narnia tune, but now we have a press release giving us all the deets including the name (There's a Place for Us as opposed to the Place for Us I had reported before) and a statement from Carrie (she's a big fan of all things Narnia).
Read the full press release after the jump.
Multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter, and 5-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has recorded the end title song, “There’s a Place for Us,” for the holiday motion picture event THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER in theaters December 10th.
Underwood agreed to co-write (with David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey) and record the song, produced by her famed, multi-platinum producer Mark Bright, after the filmmakers screened for them a rough cut of the picture.
Underwood commented: “I’m a big fan of the ‘Narnia’ books and films, so I was really excited about seeing this new movie and writing and performing a song for it. I was blown away by the film, and I think people are going to be really excited when they see it. It’s the perfect holiday film.
“THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER presents an imaginative world that’s also relatable because it’s easy to connect the characters and themes to our own lives,” Underwood continues. “The land of Narnia represents a place where the young heroes truly belong. That inspired me to get together with David and Hillary and write ‘There’s a Place for Us,’ which says that for everybody, there’s a place where you’re powerful and where you belong. The movie and song are about finding that place where you fit in.”
“There’s a Place for Us” will receive major broadcast and online debuts this month, and will be available for purchase exclusively at iTunes on November 16th.
International cover versions of Underwood’s song will be recorded overseas in a small number of select countries, broadening the impact of this worldwide release.
Return to the hope and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world – via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader, in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. In this holiday motion picture event, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and on to the magnificent ship the Dawn Treader. They join King Caspian and a warrior mouse named Reepicheep for a mission on which rests the fate of Narnia itself. The courageous voyagers overcome their greatest temptations, as they travel to mysterious islands and a pool that turns anything it touches into gold; have fateful confrontations with magical creatures and sinister enemies; and reunite with their friend and protector, the “Great Lion” Aslan.
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