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Bob Berney’s FilmDistrict hangs ten with ‘Soul Surfer’

HollywoodNews.com: Bob Berney’s FilmDistrict has announced their first film “Soul Surfer” which will be distributed through TriStar Pictures. FilmDistrict will handle the marketing of “Soul Surfer.”

Per Deadline, which landed the press release, “Soul Surfer” is:

the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. Coming to theaters nationwide on April 15, 2011, this exciting feature film stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood in her film debut. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo and Jeremy Sumpter.

“Soul Surfer” is directed by Sean McNamara. The script touts a long list of writers including McNamara, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Deborah Bonann Schwartz, with additional writing by Ron Bass, Jen Smolka and Kara Holden. Film is based on Bethany Hamilton’s memoir “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.”

Distribution guru Bob Berney has catapulted many independent films to mainstream success including “The Passion of the Christ” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”


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