Few things will get audiences cheering like a good sports movie. And this holiday season, movie fans are getting a new potential crowd-pleaser in American Underdog. It is a biopic about NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
American Underdog: Cast and plot!
Many NFL fans know the story of Kurt Warner. A journeyman quarterback who had spent time in arena football, NFL Europe. He used to work at a grocery store before he fully realized his dreams of playing in the NFL.
American Underdog will share this story and go deeper into it as it is based on the book Warner co-wrote with Michael Silver, All Things Possible.
“American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner, who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that then could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player. This “American Underdog: is an uplifting story. And it demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination.”
Leading the way for American Underdog as Kurt Warner will be Zachary Levi. Some of Levi’s best-known credits include his time on the NBC show Chuck, voicing the character of Flynn Rider in Disney’s Tangled and starring in the DC superhero movie Shazam.
Among the key supporting players in the movie are Anna Paquin (X-Men star and Oscar-winner for The Piano) as Brenda Warner and Dennis Quaid (who has some sports movie experience with Disney’s The Rookie) as Rams head coach Dick Vermeil.
Other actors in the cast include Adam Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Ser’Darius Blain, Chance Kelly, Brett Varvel, O.J. Keith Simpson, and Cindy Hogan.
American Underdog: Trailer and release date!
Lionsgate, who is producing the movie with Kingdom Story Company, has recently released a new trailer for American Underdog. The film shows off a good chunk of the football action and even includes a sound bite from famed announcer Al Michaels describing Warner’s story as something “too good for the movies”.
Check out the trailer here:
American Underdog will look to tap into audiences’ desire to watch something that can make the entire family feel good during the holidays with its release on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. It will only be available to see in movie theaters when it is released.