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'American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story' – December release 

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Later this year, the Erwin Brothers will be releasing their film “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story."

The Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate film will feature Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin opposite actor Zachary Levi.

The drama will tell the true story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming a Super Bowl-winning MVP. 

Paquin will play the role of Brenda Warner, his wife.

Levi ("Shazam," "Chuck") will star as the Hall of Famer Warner. The film reunites Levi with directors Jon and Andrew Erwin. The filmmakers and brothers recently worked with Levi for their faith-based movie “The Unbreakable Boy.” 

Joining the Erwins is Kevin Downes, who will produce "American Underdog" through their Kingdom banner. Sports film producer Mark Ciardi (“The Rookie,” “Miracle” and “Secretariat”) is also listed as a producer of the film.

Warner and his wife, Brenda, are co-producers as well.

The feature was written by David Aaron Cohen (“Friday Night Lights”) and Jon Gunn (“I Still Believe”) as well as Jon Erwin (“I Can Only Imagine”). The content made for the big screen was pulled from Warner’s memoir, All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season, as well as first-hand testimonies from Warner. 

The following video is a behind-the-scenes featurette of the film, titled “American Underdog: From the Dream to the Big Screen.”

Jeannie Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. Reach her at: She's also the author of the book, What Is Happening to Me? How to Defeat Your Unseen Enemy Follow her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: JeannieOMusic

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