Erwin Brothers Set to Direct and Write Biopic About Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner
By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer
The Erwin brothers have officially closed a deal for AMERICAN UNDERDOG: THE KURT WARNER STORY, according to Deadline.
Kingdom Story Company, the Erwin’s production company, will head the new movie about the Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame football player Kurt Warner.
The movie will tell the story of Warner’s life and how he went from working in a supermarket to legendary NFL quarterback.
However, they aren’t undertaking the project all on their own. They will direct and write the biopic with FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS writer David Aaron Cohen.
Kingdom Story’s Kevin Downes, who has worked with the brothers on the upcoming I STILL BELIEVE, as well as I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, will join the project as a producer. The two-time NFL MVP and his wife Brenda Warner are also set to co-produce the movie.
Warner’s memoir, ‘All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season,’ will be used to write the screenplay, as well as interviews.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Erwin brothers said,
“Kurt lived the ultimate underdog story, it’s one of perseverance, dedication and tenacity, but also one of the powers behind the scenes — his family and his faith — that led him to victory. His story is bigger than football and is inspiring to dreamers everywhere, and we’re excited to be getting started.”
Lionsgate has fast-tracked the project and they plan to distribute via wide release on December 18, 2020.
AMERICAN UNDERDOG: THE KURT WARNER STORY is the third film to be greenlit by Lionsgate under the Kingdom Story Company in the last 12 months.
The Erwin brothers highly anticipated project I STILL BELIEVE, which follows the life of Christian music star Jeremy Camp, is set to hit theaters on March 13.