‘American Underdog’ Tells the True Story of NFL Great Kurt Warner Nationwide on Christmas Day

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“American Underdog” tells the amazing true story of Kurt and Brenda Warner and will now officially release on Christmas Day in theaters nationwide. It is the inspiring, true story of how faith, family and determination propelled legendary quarterback Kurt Warner from stocking groceries to Super Bowl MVP and the Pro Football Hall of Fame – debuts in theaters from Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company.

From supermarket stocker to NFL legend, it’s a story propelled by faith, family and determination; starring Zachary Levi and Academy Award Winner Anna Paquin, along with Dennis Quaid as St. Louis Rams Coach Dick Vermeil.

“This movie perfectly aligns with the emotions of the holiday season: The power of faith. A drive to bring out the best in all of us. The strength of family. And, of course, the height of the NFL championship season. When you take all of that together, the perfect release date for this movie is Christmas Day, and that’s where we have decided to date it,” said Joe Drake, Chair of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group.

The film is written for the screen by Jon Erwin, David Aaron Cohen and Jon Gunn. The screenplay is based upon interviews with Warner as well as Warner’s memoir, All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season by Kurt Warner and Michael Silver. Kurt Warner and Brenda Warner executive produce alongside Tony Young, Jon Gunn and Sean Devereaux. 

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Corine Gatti-Santillo

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