Welcome to the "Soul Surfer" film page of JeremySumpter.com. Set to be released to theaters nationwide on April 8th, 2011, "Soul Surfer" is an inspirational true story feature film about competitive surfer Bethany Hamilton who courageously overcame a devastating shark attack to return to competition. Jeremy stars as "Byron" in a supporting role.
Pictured to the right is Jeremy with co-star AnnaSophia Robb on location in Hawaii during filming of Soul Surfer".
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Jeremy's role in this true story feature film is "Byron". Byron Blanchard is a friend of the family and brother of Bethany Hamilton's best friend Alaina. As a surfer himself, Jeremy was excited to be a part of the feature film telling of Bethany's courageous story.
From Jeremy in a JeremySumpter.com InterAction during filming: "It's a very inspirational story with a great cast and crew and terrific producers and directors."
Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.
Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.
"Soul Surfer" will release to theaters nationwide (USA) on April 8th, 2011. A worldwide release is expected to soon follow.