Lionsgate just released a behind-the-scenes article for their upcoming soccer biopic, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary levi What Kurt warner, the late blooming NFL quarterback. The video focuses on Kurt’s unlikely journey from working in a supermarket to winning the Super Bowl. Warner’s rise to the heights of NFL stardom left an impression on an entire generation of fans, including Levi. “When I was a kid and watched Kurt Warner play soccer, everyone knew the story,” he said. Shazam! star explained.
Warner, who is an executive producer on the film along with his wife Brenda Warner, recognizes the power of its story. “A lot of people have told me ‘your story is made for Hollywood. It’s made for the big screen,'” said the two-time NFL MVP. “Everyone has their challenges, their struggles, as they try to pursue their dream. And my story encourages people that they can really get there.”
“It really gives people hope,” he agrees. Anna Paquin, who plays Brenda in the movie. “It came from nowhere. He tried, failed. He recovered and finally managed to fulfill his dream.”
Brothers Jon Y Andrew Erwin direct from a script by David Aaron Cohen (Friday night lights), Jon gunn (I still believe) and Jon Erwin, based on interviews with Kurt, as well as his memoirs, Everything possible: my story of faith, football and the first season of miracles. The Erwins also produced the film, along with Invincible Y The noob producer Mark Ciardi Y Kevin Downes. American underdog also stars Dennis Quaid, Adam baldwin, Y Bruce McGill.
American underdog hits theaters this December. Check out the behind-the-scenes feature below.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
American Underdog tells the incredible true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from stocking supermarket shelves to becoming a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film tells the unique story of Warner and the years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player, and when his dreams seemed almost unattainable, it was only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin ). and the encouragement of his family that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world champion that he is already inside. American Underdog is an inspiring story that shows that anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination.
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