‘Shazam’ star Zachary Levi is set to star in the biopic ‘American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story’ based on the life of the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback.
The film will be based on interviews with Warner, as well as his memoir, ‘All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season.’ Telling the story of his rise from shelf stacker to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Levi will star as Warner while Jon and Andrew Erwin will direct and produce.
David Aaron Cohen, Jon Gunn and Jon Erwin penned the film. Mark Ciardi is also producing with Kevin Downes.
“Kurt’s story is one of relentless faith — in his own abilities but even more so in a higher power,” said Levi. “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.”
On the big screen, Levy was last seen in ‘Shazam’, on the small screen, Levy appeared in ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’. Levy’s upcoming project includes ‘Prisoner 760’ alongside Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch and ‘Undercover’ with Cole Sprouse.