The Erwin brothers are hard at work building a star cast for their film adaptation of Kurt Warner’s memoir. Working with Lionsgate, Kingdom Story Company announced that the Shazaam superhero Zachary Levi will play Warner.
“Kurt’s story is one of relentless faith – in his own abilities but even more so in a higher power,” said Levi in a press statement. “When I read Kurt’s story, I identified with the quiet strength he found to persevere – that’s something I think anybody can recognize in their own lives. This is the kind of underdog story that sports movies are all about, and the fact that it’s true makes it even more special. I’m thrilled to be part of bringing his story to audiences.”
Filming should begin this year with hopes of releasing American Underdog at the end of 2021.