Lionsgate has simply launched a behind-the-scenes featurette for its upcoming soccer biopic, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner, the late-blooming NFL quarterback. The video focuses on Kurt's unlikely journey from working in a grocery store to profitable the Tremendous Bowl. Warner's rise to the heights of NFL stardom left an impression on an entire era of followers, together with Levi. "After I was a child watching Kurt Warner play soccer, all people knew the story," the Shazam! star defined.
Warner, who’s govt producing the movie alongside along with his spouse Brenda Warner, acknowledges the facility of his story. "I've had so many individuals inform me 'your story is made for Hollywood. It's made for the massive display screen,'" mentioned the two-time NFL MVP. "All people has their challenges, their struggles, as they're attempting to chase their dream. And my story encourages folks you could really get there."
"It actually offers folks hope," agrees Anna Paquin, who portrays Brenda within the movie. "He's come from nothing. He's tried, he's failed. He's picked himself again up once more and finally he really does succeed at getting his dream."
Brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin direct from a script by David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night time Lights), Jon Gunn (I Nonetheless Consider), and Jon Erwin, primarily based on interviews with Kurt, in addition to his memoir, All Issues Doable: My Story of Religion, Soccer and the First Miracle Season. The Erwins additionally produced the movie, together with Invincible and The Rookie producer Mark Ciardi and Kevin Downes. American Underdog additionally stars Dennis Quaid, Adam Baldwin, and Bruce McGill.
American Underdog arrives in theaters this December. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes featurette under.
Right here's the official synopsis for the movie:
American Underdog chronicles the unimaginable true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from stocking cabinets at a grocery store to turn into a two-time NFL MVP, Tremendous Bowl champion, and Corridor of Fame quarterback. The movie chronicles Warner’s distinctive story and years of challenges and setbacks that would have derailed his aspirations to turn into an NFL participant, and when his desires appeared all however out of attain, it is just with the help of his spouse, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his household that Warner perseveres and finds the energy to indicate the world the champion that he already is inside. American Underdog is an inspirational story that demonstrates that something is feasible when you may have religion, household and willpower.
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