Kurt Warner is back. Kind of.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer has it all: A Super Bowl ring, an MVP award, a gold jacket, and now, a feature film. Warner’s life story is being documented on the silver screen, with “American Underdog” hitting theaters Dec.10.
The movie features a cast that stars Zachary Levi as Warner, Anna Paquin as Warner’s wife Brenda and Dennis Quaid as former Rams coach Dick Vermeil. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film was released on Wednesday:
Inbox: Some first-look photos this AM courtesy of Lionsgate, of Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner in upcoming biopic, “American Underdog” – also, Dennis Quaid as Dick Vermeil and Anna Paquin as Brenda Warner pic.twitter.com/edBWTWVQj5
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) July 7, 2021
The film, which is being produced by Kingdom Story Company — a production company which specializes in the making of Christian movies — is expected to hit theaters on Dec. 10 and covers Warner’s ascent from supermarket stockboy to Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
As they say in showbiz, everyone’s a critic. The first look at the behind-the-scenes footage of the movie wasn’t exactly warmly received, with some criticizing its low-budget feel and Levi’s wonky throwing mechanics.
The internet had a field day with the footage:
This looks like a key and peele sketch of Kurt Warner’s career
— KJ (@DrVanN0strand) July 7, 2021