The story of Kurt Warner was oft told when he was playing using phrases like "as if was from a movie" or "straight out of a script from Hollywood." Now the story of Kurt Warner will actually be told as a movie, with a script from Hollywood.
"American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story" is scheduled to be in theaters Dec. 18. Kurt and Brenda Warner are co-producing the Lionsgate feature. The screenplay is based not only on interviews with Warner but also the memoir "All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season." The film will be faith-based, not a surprise if you know Warner's strong convictions.
Given the title of his book, I'm not sure how much of his time with the Arizona Cardinals will actually be touched upon. Heck, you could probably do a separate movie about Warner just on his lost-job-to-Eli-and-then-Leinart-Cardinals-eventual-comeback alone. Again, there was a reason people used to talk about his story as if it were out of a movie. In fact, a Warner movie has been discussed for some time, although it's never quite gotten this far in the process.
(It's interesting, actually, that only once in his career did Warner play against the Cardinals, and it wasn't with the Rams -- it was the 17-14 loss in the final non-Cardinals start of his career, with the Giants in 2004. But I digress.)
Will be curious to see who plays Warner in the film. And maybe that's why I'm hoping there is Cardinals' stuff, because I want to know who plays some of those former teammates. Who is Larry Fitzgerald? Adrian Wilson? Anquan Boldin?