Inspiring Rams Kurt Warner story to hit big screen in Dec 2021

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The best NFL stories are often the type of tales that extend beyond the game of football. After all, at the crux of any good story exists a hero, a conflict, overwhelming odds, and a finale worth experiencing each and every tear-jerking moment along the way. The LA Rams franchise has stories, but few actually have found their way from the football field to the big screen.  Well, until now.

"“I’ve had so many people tell me ‘your story is made for Hollywood. It’s made for the big screen,” Rams legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner recently said per Michael Howell of CBS2Iowa"

and that’s exactly what’s soon to hit movie theaters on December 10, 2021, when the feature film “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” is set to debut per IMDB.

As befitting its title, the upcoming Lionsgate film will detail and chronicle Warner’s true-life story and unconventional journey from being an undrafted free agent football player who navigated an incredibly unconventional football career out of Northern Iowa to the Arena Football League to supermarket grocery store clerk to Super Bowl MVP to wearing the gold HOF jacket. The film is based on Warner’s own memoir entitled, “All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season” as published in 2009.

The film will star Zachary Levi (“Shazam!”) in the lead role as Warner, and also stars Anna Paquin (“The Irishman”) as Warner’s wife, Brenda; and well-known Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid as former Rams coach Dick Vermeil.

The movie is directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin (“Woodlawn,” “I Can Only Imagine”), the sports-drama film also harkens to the same producers who brought Disney’s “Secretariat” (2010) to the big screen, as well as “The Rookie” (2002), and “Invincible” (2006), based on the true story of former bartender-turned-Philadelphia-Eagles wide receiver Vince Papale.

Rams football fans and sports fans of any persuasion who enjoy underdog stories about athletes who persevere against all odds and ultimately achieve success should enjoy this flick. Here’s a bit of a sneak peek: American Underdog

And here are some recently released still images from the film: American Underdog photos and here: Warner & Levi.

Several former football players also appear in the film including former Arena Football League player O.J. Keith Simpson as Marshall Faulk and former Bengals cornerback Simeon Castille as Rams wide receiver and fellow Hall of Famer Isaac Bruce.

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Warner himself has been on the set of the film and has been a hands-on asset for its production. Makes perfect sense, since the story is his own. It looks like a good one.