Kurt Warner biopic set for December release

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Kurt Warner’s rise to NFL stardom had a Hollywood quality to it and the tale will get its Hollywood moment later this year.

Plans to make a feature film about Warner’s journey through the Arena League and stocking grocery shelves to a Super Bowl winner and NFL MVP were announced in 2020 and that film is now headed to theaters. CBS Sports reports that Lionsgate will be releasing the film on December 10.

Warner tweeted that the film is the culmination of “an incredible journey.”

Zachary Levi portrays Warner in the film, which will be called American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. Anna Paquin plays his wife Brenda, Dennis Quaid takes on the role of former Rams head coach Dick Vermeil and former Bengals cornerback Simeon Castille will switch to offense as longtime Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce.

13 responses to “Kurt Warner biopic set for December release

  1. Frazier28/7 says:
    July 2, 2021 at 12:50 pm
    Why?

    Why not? Don’t watch if it bothers you that much.

  2. There have been other “Kurt Warner’s” out there, but they were never given any opportunity. We just don’t know how many. Warner was persistent, and a little lucky. Almost the same thing with Tom Brady. If you’re a sixth round pick, that means none of the other teams had a very good grade on you. If Drew Bledsoe hadn’t gotten hurt, there’s a good chance Brady would been cut the following season, and never had a career in the NFL. That seems ridiculous, but it’s a lot closer to the truth than you think.

  3. I think it’s the fact I know most of the story already that I am not really all that interested. I’ll probably stumble across it on USA or TBS in 3-4 years. Good guy hope it’s not a lemon but most sporting movies don’t clear the hurdle IMO.

  4. Story is good for TELIVISION , for like a “LifeTime Move” or a “Hallmark Movie” send it to theaters and it’ll be a BIG DUD

  5. I’d rather see a 30 for 30 documentary about Warner than a Hollywood docudrama.

  6. charliecharger says:
    July 2, 2021 at 1:24 pm
    There have been other “Kurt Warner’s” out there, but they were never given any opportunity. We just don’t know how many. Warner was persistent, and a little lucky. Almost the same thing with Tom Brady. If you’re a sixth round pick, that means none of the other teams had a very good grade on you. If Drew Bledsoe hadn’t gotten hurt, there’s a good chance Brady would been cut the following season, and never had a career in the NFL. That seems ridiculous, but it’s a lot closer to the truth than you think.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    Re the Tom Brady being cut angle. BB carried 4 QBs in 2000, he didn’t dare risking Brady to the practice squad, even though he wasn’t NFL ready that first season. Now your basic premise about guys getting a chance is absolutely correct. Although if Brady had been drafted by the Jets or the Browns, he would have been out of the league in 3 years.

  7. It will be on USA or TBS 3-4 months after it’s released. Might be the 1st film to go straight to VHS in the past 20 years.

  8. There have been so many bigger better NFL stories that could be told. Yeah, Kurt won a Super Bowl but he is a fairly vanilla boring guy.

  9. Wait…are you saying that Warren Beatty is NOT going to be in this film? Who do we blame for this?

  10. charliecharger says:
    July 2, 2021 at 1:24 pm
    If Drew Bledsoe hadn’t gotten hurt, there’s a good chance Brady would been cut the following season, and never had a career in the NFL. That seems ridiculous, but it’s a lot closer to the truth than you think.
    ____________________________________

    I don’t know of anything more ridiculous that starting a sentence to try to make a point with “IF”!

    IT NEVER WORKS because no one knows what would have happened “IF” Bledsoe wouldn’t have gotten hurt, the only thing we know is that “he did” and history was made because of it, leave it at what we do know instead of talking hypothetical “WHAT IF’S”!

    If “ands”, “ifs”, and “buts” was candy and nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas!

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