Via Slashfilm — Lionstage has found that churches love to round up the congregation and see movies that use faith as a backbone for powerful drama. That’s why the studio has a deal with Kingdom Story Company, a film and television studio specializing in movies with Christian themes. After recently adapting the true story of Christian rock singer Jeremy Camp and his wife’s battle with cancer in I Still Believe, Lionsgate and Kingdom Story are heading into the sports world.
American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story will tell the story of the titular two-time NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. Throughout his career, Warner was never shy about his faith as a Christian, and he believes that played heavily into his journey from stocking shelves in grocery stores to becoming a star football player. Now he’ll be played by Chuck and Shazam! star Zachary Levi in the new movie.
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