The life story of professional quarterback Kurt Warner is one for the ages. He went from an undrafted NFL player who spent time stocking the shelves in a grocery store to a Super Bowl champion, MVP, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
If you’re thinking to yourself that his story would make an interesting movie, you’re not the first person to have thought so. In fact, a movie has recently been made about this quarterback’s life. Titled, “American Underdog,” it is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2021.
Warner spent most of his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. He won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 2000. This was Super Bowl XXXIV and Warner’s team defeated the Tennessee Titans to claim the coveted title.
Fans of Kurt Warner got a preview of what they can expect from the upcoming film thanks to a trailer that recently dropped. The trailer hints at the story moviegoers will experience when viewing the film. With taglines such as “Life made him an underdog” and “Faith made him a champion,” the film promises to take viewers on an inspirational journey.
You can watch the trailer for the Kurt Warner film “American Underdog” below.
Zachary Levi Plays Kurt Warner in Upcoming ‘American Underdog’ Film
According to IMDb, Zachary Levi stars as Kurt Warner in “American Underdog.” Levi is known for his roles in such films as “Shazam,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” He has also appeared in such television shows as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Chuck,” and “Tangled: The Series.” Levi also appeared in the Broadway revival of the musical, “She Loves Me.”
Academy Award winner Anna Paquin is playing Kurt Warner’s wife, Brenda Warner. Paquin won her Oscar for “The Piano.” She is also known for her work in the HBO series “True Blood” and the films in the “X-Men” series.
Dennis Quaid is starring in the film as coach Dick Vermeil. It was Vermeil who coached the Rams to their victory in Super Bowl XXXIV.
The film was written by David Aaron Cohen, Jon Erwin, and Jon Gunn. Also, it was directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin.
According to the website of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner spent 12 years in the NFL from 1998 until 2009. From 1998 to 2003, he played for the St. Louis Rams. He spent the 2004 season with the New York Giants. From 2005 until 2009, he played for the Arizona Cardinals.
During his professional football career, Warner played in 124 games. He completed 2,666 passes out of 4,070 attempts. He threw for 32,344 yards and 208 touchdowns. His average passer rating for his career was 93.7.
From its humble beginnings, Kurt Warner’s career was one for the ages. He became the one undrafted player to become the MVP of the Super Bowl and of the NFL. Warner is also the only quarterback that wasn’t drafted who helped his team win a Super Bowl. Among his other accolades, he joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.