Variety is reporting that Chris Brochu (Solar Flare) is going to star in the indie Soul Surfer.

The film will be directed by Sean McNamara.

The film is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton. She was a surfer girl who finds the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Brochu is going to play the protagonist's older brother.

Also in the film are Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, Carrie Underwood, Lorraine Nicholson and Kevin Sorbo.