Kurt Warner Biopic ‘American Underdog’ Shifts to Christmas Release

American Underdog Poster
Poster for ‘American Underdog’ (Photo Credit: Lionsgate)

Lionsgate has moved American Underdog back two weeks from a December 10, 2021 release to a Christmas Day premiere. The Kurt Warner biopic’s release date announcement was accompanied by a new poster promoting the revised opening date.

“I’ve had so many people tell me your story is made for Hollywood. It’s made for the big screen,” said Kurt Warner, an executive producer on the film and first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.

Zachary Levi (Shazam!) stars as the former NFL quarterback, Anna Paquin (True Blood) plays Brenda Warner, and Dennis Quaid (Blue Miracle) is Coach Dick Vermeil.

American Underdog is based on Kurt Warner and Michael Silver’s All Things Possible, adapted by Jon Erwin, David Aaron Cohen, and Jon Gunn. Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin directed and served as producers along with Kevin Downes, Mark Ciardi, and Daryl Lefever. Kurt Warner, Brenda Warner, Tony Young, Jon Gunn, and Sean Devereau executive produced.

The Plot, Courtesy of Lionsgate:

American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (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 (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 inspirational story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.