‘American Underdog’ Trailer: Zachary Levi Is NFL Hall Of Fame QB Kurt Warner In Faith-Based Drama Arriving This Christmas

From bagging groceries to the Super Bowl. NFL broadcasters could not get enough of the story of St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, who came out of nowhere to lead the team to championship victory. But, if by chance his story is one you’ve missed, the faith-based drama American Underdog will fill in the blanks for you, with Zachary Levi under the helmet as Kurt Warner.

The Shazam actor is joined by Anna Paquin, who plays his wife Brenda Warner, and Dennis Quaid as St. Louis Rams coach Dick Vermeil. Based on Warner’s book, the film chronicles his amazing journey from stocking grocery store shelves to becoming a two-time NFL MVP and Hall of Famer quarterback, driven by his faith in God.

Behind the camera is the directing of Andrew and Jon Erwin, the sibling pair having scored massive hits in this Christian space with 2018’s I Can Only Imagine.

American Underdog opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from stocking shelves at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.