Hamilton was the subject of the 2011 biopic “Soul Surfer,” starring AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt and inspired by her real-life experience as a teenager when a tiger shark claimed one of her arms — along with her determination to get back into the water after the tragic attack.
“Unstoppable” follows her journey from childhood into motherhood with a focus on her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers.
The film is being directed by Aaron Lieber, who also serves as producer. Jane Kelly Kosek of Meritage Pictures and Penny Edmiston (“Bones Brigade: An Autobiography”) are producers on the film.
The project originated with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign dubbed “Bethany Hamilton — Surfs Like a Girl” that raised over $116,671 from 1,453 backers to fund development.