The Kurt Warner story is not one many would say they are too familiar with, but after watching The American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story no one will be able to stop raving about how inspirational and moving it truly is. American Underdog is an uplifting true story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination. American Underdog, directed by the Erwin Brothers, stars Zachary Levi who plays Kurt Warner and Anna Paquin who plays Brenda Warner. The inspirational true story follows the journey of Kurt Warner who goes from being a stock boy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. While following the journey of Kurt, the audience is also able to learn more about his wife Brenda who also deals with many of her own struggles and challenges that she is able to persevere through with the motivation and help of her faith. As Kurt Warner begins to fall in love with Brenda, his plans and aspirations to become an NFL player slowly become derailed. Through thick and thin Brenda remains by his side and with the help of his coaches, teammates, family, and friends Warner is able to overcome his challenges and find the strength to finally prove to the world the champion that he already is.
Once we arrived at the red carpet of the beautiful and historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood we were greeted by a team of cheerleaders performing and welcoming all the guests. We got the opportunity to speak to the cast and crew of The American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. Along with cast and crew, we also had the chance to speak to executive producers and inspiration behind the movie, Kurt and Brenda Warner. Incredibly gracious and kind, Kurt and Brenda talked about what having a movie about them means, and what they hope audiences will take away after watching it. Kurt said, “The exciting part is to know that people thought that our story was good enough that it could impact people.” After being able to watch the premiere as well, The Knockturnal can surely say this movie definitely did what it had set out to do. Not an eye was left dry after watching the moving film about the humble and hardworking story of Kurt and Brenda Warner.
After the movie premiere Los Angeles Rams fans amongst those in the audience began to cheer and scream in joy, transporting the whole audience to the stadium of a football game. This energy carried on to the after party as well. When we arrived at the beautiful Sunset Room in Hollywood we were greeted with the amazing site of Kurt Warner’s actual football jerseys. Inside the venue projectors played footage from the movie as well as family photos of the Warner family. With tons of great music, food, and drinks the night ended out on a very uplifting and festive note.
Check out our interviews with actors Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Brett Varvel, directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, executive producers and inspiration behind the film Kurt and Brenda Warner on the red carpet and don’t forget to check out our official TikTok @theknockturnal.com for more behind the scenes content!
(Photos credit: EPK American Underdog Los Angeles Premiere)