In 1999 the National Football League was taken by surprise by Kurt Warner, an undrafted quarterback who went from bagging groceries to becoming NFL MVP, Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, and an NFL Hall of Famer. He would run the high-powered offense known as “The Greatest Show on Turf” and for twelve seasons he left his mark. He was also known as a man of resilient faith – something that led to becoming one of the most inspirational success stories in football history.
It seems inevitable that there would a Kurt Warner biopic at some point and it comes with “American Underdog”. Warner is played by Zachary Levi with Anna Paquin playing his wife Brenda and Dennis Quaid playing Rams head coach Dick Vermeil. The first trailer has all the traditional markings of a sports biopic. But as someone who was pretty invested in Warner’s amazing story, I’m anxious to give it a try.
“American Underdog” hits theaters December 25th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.