Kurt Warner Movie in the Works

1 min read
04 Feb

The NFL legend's rise from a grocery store bagger in Iowa to a Super Bowl quarterback will be the third in a faith-based film slate from the Hollywood studio and Kingdom Story Company. Lionsgate has greenlit a movie about NFL legend Kurt Warner from Kingdom Story Company, producers of the box office hit I Can Only Imagine.

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story will be directed by brothers Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin and produced by partner Kevin Downes. Kingdom Story has a first-look deal to develop, produce and helm faith-based film and TV projects for Lionsgate.

Warner and his wife Brenda will co-produce the drama, which recalls his unlikely journey from stocking shelves at a supermarket in Iowa to becoming a two-time NFL MVP, a Super Bowl MVP and a Hall of Fame quarterback. Kingdom Story acquired Warner’s life rights, and the screenplay is based on interviews with Warner and his memoir, All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season.

Lionsgate's I Still Believe, a biopic about Christian music star Jeremy Camp and helmed by the Erwin brothers, is set to open March 13. The siblings also previously worked with Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions on the 2018 film I Can Only Imagine, which grossed $83 million domestically on a budget of $7 million. I Can Only Imagine portrayed the true story of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Read the rest of Etan Vlessing's article in the Hollywood Reporter