Kurt Warner movie finally is being made

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In 2013, 20th Century Fox bought the rights to a movie on the life of Kurt Warner. In late 2020, the movie finally will land in theaters.

LionsGate will be developing American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, which is scheduled for a December 18 release.

Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, will co-produce the movie, which will be based on Warner’s memoir, All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season.

A journeyman quarterback who was in Packers training camp in 1994 and then bounced around various levels and leagues of football, Warner shot to stardom in 1999 after Rams starter Trent Green tore an ACL in the preseason. Warner won the league MVP award and the Super Bowl MVP award; he’s the last regular-season MVP to win the Super Bowl.

Warner led the Rams to the Super Bowl in 2001, but his career in St. Louis fizzled not long thereafter. He played for the Giants in 2004 and then joined the Cardinals, eventually becoming the full-time starter and leading the team to Super Bowl XLIII. He retired after the 2009 season, and he’s a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

9 responses to “Kurt Warner movie finally is being made

  1. My Ravens were the first team Warner played. I still remember the look of shock on my face as this unknown QB ripped up a great Ravens defense. Not such a suprise now–we had Scott Mitchell on his last leg and Priest Holmes before he was Priest Holmes. Talk an offense going in the wrong direction, but Warner was fantastic on that day.

  2. Meh. For 20 years, no one would bite on this book to movie story, which is why they are producing it themselves. December release for faithful dollars at the gate for a movie that will ultimately become a tax write off.

  3. I, for one, am excited to hear about this news. Kurt’s story is amazing, going from bagging groceries to hoisting a Lombardi and MVP Award.

  4. It is a cool story, but I’ll wait 5 years till it’s showing 3 times a day on an obscure cable movie channel right after Hoosiers.

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