Kurt Warner’s Life Story to Become a Movie

Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a grocery store for $5.50 an hour to become one of the greatest quarterback’s in NFL history, was always told that his life story would make a great movie and now that dream is coming true.

An announcement that 20th Century Fox had acquired the life rights to develop a feature based on Warner’s life came in late July, 2013. The film will be produced by Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, and part of the rights package will include Warner’s autobiography All Things Possible: My Story Of Faith, Football And The Miracle Season.

Instead of focusing on athletes plagued with scandals, such as Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds or A-Rod, the movie will instead center around the feel-good underdog aspect of the story, about overcoming adversity before getting an opportunity, similar to the movie ‘Rudy’.

Warner told the media:

“For so long people have told me my life story would make a great movie. I am humbled and thrilled to have found a team as excited as I am to make that happen.”

In the mid-90s, Warner was confident that his NFL career was about to take off when he went to camp with the Green Bay Packers. But just five weeks later he was cut. He tried other teams, even other leagues.

“Basically everybody said, ‘We’re not interested.’ “I didn’t want to give up on my dream, but I knew I had to take a job. I had to pay some bills, so I took a job at a grocery store.

But it was coach Dick Vermeil of the St. Louis Rams, who saw Warner’s potential and gave him his second chance at his dream of playing in the NFL.

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“He said there was something different about me, something he noticed that he wanted to give me a chance,” Warner continued. “So here I am, 27 years old, I’m a rookie in the National Football League and I guess, as they say, the rest is history.”

Warner played quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, but is best known for his highly successful stint with the St. Louis Rams from 1998-2003, where he won two NFL MVP awards in 1999 and 2001, as well as the Super Bowl MVP award in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Warner would go on to be one of the best undrafted players of all time, following a 12-year career that’s regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history. If you would like to book football speakers or NFL legends like Kurt Warner for a speaking engagement, autograph signing, guest appearance, product endorsement, Super Bowl party, charity fundraiser, contact Kurt Warner’s agent for speaker and appearance fees or call 800.966.1380.

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