Actor Named To Play Kurt Warner In “American Underdog” Biopic
It's the classic "rags to riches" story. And it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. So it's only fitting that he'll be portrayed on the big screen by a superhero.
The star of the movie, "Shazam", Zachary Levi will portray Iowa native, and NFL star Kurt Warner in "American Underdog-The Kurt Warner Story". "Friday Night Lights" writer David Aaron Cohen will help adapt Warner's memoir "All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season" into a full length film. Levi said in a press statement: "Kurt’s story is one of relentless faith – in his own abilities but even more so in a higher power.” The movie is set to begin production later this fall.
Any good sports fan would know Warner's feel-good story. After playing at Cedar Rapids Regis in high school, he was third on the QB depth chart until finally getting a chance to start in his senior season. He gets released by the Green Bay Packers, spends time stocking shelves at a Cedar Falls Hy-Vee and bounces around on a few teams, before eventually finding his home with the then-St. Louis Rams. Warner led the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in 1999 while helped to create the "Greatest Show On Turf". He's now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a well-respected TV sports commentator.