Anna Sophia Robb will portray one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton in an upcoming film called Soul Surfer. Bethany, now 19, had her left arm ripped off by a 5 meter long tiger shark at age 13. She told Herald Sun that the film traces the horrific attack and her brave journey back to the beach.
Bethany, who is a front-running contender at the Billabong world junior surfing championships, said the film would begin production towards the end of the month and she would be doing most of the surfing and other stunts in place of AnnaSophia. Bethany is excited to work with Anna: ‘She’s super cool.
A great girl. We’ve met in Hawaii and hung out.‘ For post-attack scenes in which a one-armed stunt woman was needed, Bethany stepped up: ‘They wanted a one-armed person doing it and that’s not easy to find.’