Lionsgate has released its brand new inspirational movie American Underdog which debut in theaters on Dec. 25. American Underdog stars Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner, the real-life NFL quarterback who went from grocery story stockboy to two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champ and hall of famer. Anna Paquin stars as Brenda Warner and Dennis Quaid plays Dick Vermeil.
According to the press release, American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner's unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player –– but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.
"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," said Joe Drake, chair of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group. 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."
Christian music artists, such as Michael W. Smith and Phil Wickham, have been giving the movie their two thumbs up:
Michael W. Smith: "A must-see."
Phil Wickham: "My friends @kingdomstorycompany have just released an incredible movie to theaters called "American Underdog" - based on the inspirational true story of Kurt and Brenda Warner. Undrafted as a quarterback out of college, Kurt found himself stocking shelves in a grocery store to help support Brenda and her two kids, all while trying to hold onto his fading dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. Kingdom story company is committed to telling inspiring stories of hope and faith that the whole fam can enjoy. Go see it and support of you can!"