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Kurt Warner’s biopic finds actor to play as the Hall of Fame QB

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“American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” seems to be all set, as the production announced the main star who will play the NFL legend for the upcoming biopic.

“Shazam!” star Zachary Levy has been cast to play the lead role as the football Hall of Famer. The screenplay of the upcoming film will be mainly based on Warner’s best-selling book “All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season.”

The former quarterback had an incredible journey in his professional career. He was initially undrafted and released by the Green Bay Packers in 1994 before eventually finding his way back to the NFL four years later to start his legacy with the St. Louis Rams.

Warner would go on to be named in three Pro Bowls. He also won two NFL MVPs and a Super Bowl trophy in his first three years in the league. The Iowa-native was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

“Kurt’s story is one of relentless faith — in his own abilities but even more so in a higher power,” said Levi (per Variety). “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.”

The upcoming Kurt Warner film, to be produced by Lionsgate and Kingdom Story, is set to begin production later this 2020.