Zachary Levi’s Kurt Warner must prove himself to Rams coach (video)
In the first trailer for “American Underdog,” Kurt Warner (played by Zachary Levi) is called into the office of St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz and wonders why he should have the chance to. be the team’s starting quarterback.
“Go ahead, tell me,” said Martz, played by Chance Kelly. “Why should an $ 800 million team with the most complex offense ever put you in charge?” You are too old to be a beginner, too green to be a pro. So why the hell would I give you this chance? “
“American Underdog” is a biopic about Warner and how he went from grocery store clerk to Super Bowl champion and MVP. The trailer even shows Levi as Warner stocking shelves and lovingly looking at a Wheaties box with a photo of Dan Marino on it. When a colleague asks him if he thinks he can be Marino someday, he then replies: “So what are you doing here?”
Also starring in “American Underdog” are Anna Paquin as Warner’s wife Brenda and Dennis Quaid as legendary NFL coach Dick Vermeil. The film is directed by “I Can Only Imagine” filmmakers The Erwin Brothers and is based on Warner’s own autobiography, “All Things Possible,” which he co-wrote with Michael Silver.
Kurt Warner is also executive producer on the film alongside Brenda Warner, Tony Young, Jon Gunn and Sean Devereaux.
Lionsgate plans to release “American Underdog” in theaters on Christmas Day. Discover the first trailer of the film here and above.