Another Biopic from the Erwins
The Christian filmmakers plan to put out a feature about NFL Hall of Famer and devout Believer Kurt Warner.
Among the top filmmakers in the faith-based genre, Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin will be releasing I Still Believe in just over a month. That's a biopic about Christian rocker Jeremy Camp and it will be the first picture from the brothers' new Kingdom Story Company studio, which is a venture with Lionsgate.
Now comes word that they are in development on a second film for this year. And with NFL great Kurt Warner as the focus of the movie, they've picked a good one. According to Variety, the picture will be called American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, and it will feature Warner and his wife, Brenda, as co-producers with Kevin Downes, the Erwin's partner and a veteran of the Christian movie scene.
The screenplay will be based on the retired quarterback's memoir, All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the First Miracle Season; it will be written by David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights), John Gunn (I Still Believe) and Jon Erwin. Jon and his brother Andrew will direct the picture together, as they always do.
Warner, a two-time NFL MVP who played in three Super Bowls, including a win with the Rams at the end of the 1999 season, is one of the all-time greats at his position. But his journey to the top of the game was not an easy one. In fact, he went undrafted out of college and bounced around the Arena League and NFL Europe before rising to stardom, so there is, indeed, rich material for a movie in his personal story.
The Erwin Brothers and Lionsgate are planning to release the film on December 18th. We'll keep you updated on production news as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can check out the Erwin's next picture - I Still Believe - starting March 13th when it hits theaters nationwide.