A biopic about Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, which had previously been put on delay due to COVID-19, is back into production and set to hit theaters Dec. 10.
Warner documented his uncharacteristic journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his 2009 autobiography, “All Things Possible,” which served as inspiration for the film.
Warner famously worked his way up to the NFL ranks via Northern Iowa and the Arena Football League and at one point worked in a supermarket before catching a break and making the St. Louis Rams roster in 1998.
When starter Trent Green was injured in the 1999 preseason, Warner’s career took off with an MVP season that culminated in a Super Bowl XXXIV victory. He went on to have a 12-year NFL career with the Rams (1998-2003), New York Giants (2004) and Arizona Cardinals (2005-09), throwing for 32,344 yards and 208 touchdowns, earning two MVP awards, making three Super Bowl appearances and four Pro Bowls.
Warner was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.
The Lionsgate production will star Zachary Levi (“Shazam!”) as Warner, Dennis Quaid as Dick Vermeil, and Anna Paquin playing his wife, Brenda. Warner endorsed the casting of Levi shortly after it was announced.
“What a crazy, amazing journey this has been,” Warner announced on Twitter. “Now I’m going to be played by a Super Hero!! Excited you (Levi) are taking this ride with us, can’t wait to see you deliver our story to the BIG screen!”