Lionsgate Creating Film on Former NFL Participant Kurt Warner
Lionsgate is creating a biopic about retired NFL participant Kurt Warner.
The religion-based sports activities pic “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” hits theaters on Dec. 18.
Jon and Andrew Erwin will direct the movie, written by David Aaron Cohen (“Friday Evening Lights”), Jon Gunn and Jon Erwin. The Erwin brothers will produce by their Kingdom Story Firm alongside companion Kevin Downes. Kurt and Brenda Warner will co-produce.
Warner performed within the NFL from 1994 to 2008, and is thought to be one of many prime undrafted gamers in NFL historical past. He was a two-time NFL MVP, Tremendous Bowl MVP and Corridor of Fame quarterback.
The screenplay relies on interviews with Warner, in addition to his memoir, “All Issues Doable: My Story of Religion, Soccer, and the First Miracle Season.”
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“For the longest time I dreamed of getting a narrative just like lots of my heroes, however as my journey started to stray additional and farther from that path, I puzzled, ‘Why me?’ As I look again on that journey now, I consider I’m lastly capable of reply that query,” Warner mentioned. “I consider God has taken me on this journey to encourage others that it doesn’t matter what life could throw at you, your goals can nonetheless come true. I’m extraordinarily excited to be working with Lionsgate and the Erwin Bros. to convey this story to life on the large display screen, in hopes of encouraging all who see it to by no means cease believing in themselves and what God can do with them!”
The Erwin brothers beforehand collaborated with Lionsgate and Roadside Points of interest on the faith-based movie “I Can Solely Think about,” which took in over $83 million domestically on a $7 million finances. Lionsgate and the Erwins additionally collaborated on “I Nonetheless Consider,” a biopic about Christian music star Jeremy Camp, which is about for launch on March 13.
Jim Miller and Chelsea Kujawa will oversee the movie for Lionsgate. Phil Strina oversaw enterprise and authorized affairs for Lionsgate.