Anna Paquin Joins Zachary Levi in ​​American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story True Story Adaptation

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While Zachary Levi has been attached to playing Kurt Warner in American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, the true story adaptation has now found Kurt’s wife, with Anna Paquin signing.

The 38-year-old actress came on board to play Paula Warner, the wife of the NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback, according to Deadline.

The real Kurt and Paula Warner are co-producing the adaptation, based on Kurt’s memoir All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season.

New role: While Zachary Levi has been tied to playing Kurt Warner in American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, the true story adaptation has now found Kurt's wife, with Anna Paquin signing on

New role: While Zachary Levi has been tied to playing Kurt Warner in American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, the true story adaptation has now found Kurt’s wife, with Anna Paquin signing on

Real Kurt and Paula: The real Kurt and Paula Warner co-produce the adaptation, based on Kurt's memoir All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season

Real Kurt and Paula: The real Kurt and Paula Warner co-produce the adaptation, based on Kurt’s memoir All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season

Warner was raised in Iowa and played football for the University of Northern Iowa, although he was not drafted by any NFL team after graduation.

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He was invited to try the Green Bay Packers in 1994, but was released and ended up stocking shelves at an Iowa grocery store.

Warner tried another route to the NFL, going through the Arena Football League, signing with the Iowa Barnstormers, leading them to back-to-back ArenaBowl title appearances.

High: Warner was raised in Iowa and played football for the University of Northern Iowa, although he was not drafted by any NFL team after graduation

High: Warner was raised in Iowa and played football for the University of Northern Iowa, although he was not drafted by any NFL team after graduation

Following his success in the Arena League, he signed with the St. Louis Rams, and after an injury to Trent Green, Warner was named starting quarterback for the 1999 season, where he had one of the greatest performances ever. of any NFL quarterback. the story.

He led the team to a 13-3 record, totaling 4,353 yards with 41 touchdown passes and a 65.1% success rate, leading an offense that would be dubbed “The Greatest Show on Turf.”

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Warner’s heroism didn’t stop there, leading his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans and was named both Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP, a feat no player has ever had. has not accomplished since.

Heroic: Warner's heroism didn't stop there, leading his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans and was named both Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP, a feat that no player has accomplished since

Heroic: Warner’s heroism didn’t stop there, leading his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans and was named both Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP, a feat that no player has accomplished since

He ended up playing 10 more seasons in the NFL, ending his career with the Arizona Cardinals, before retiring in early 2010, the same year he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. arena.

The quarterback was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the only player in history to be listed in both halls.

Since his retirement, he has coached for various high school programs in Arizona.

Hall of Fame: The quarterback was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the only player in history to be entered in both Halls

Hall of Fame: The quarterback was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the only player in history to be entered in both Halls

Jon and Andrew Erwin run American Underdog, reuniting them with star Zachary Levi, who starred in Levins-produced Unbreakable Boy.

The Erwins work from a screenplay by David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights), Jon Gunn (Unbreakable Boy) and Jon Erwin, with Kevin Downes and sports film specialist Mark Ciardi (The Rookie, Miracle, Secretariat) producing.

Paquin recently starred in The Irishman, and his pop TV series Flack will debut on Amazon later this month, with Season 2 debuting later this year.

New role: Paquin most recently starred in The Irishman, and his pop TV series Flack will debut on Amazon later this month, with Season 2 debuting later this year.

New role: Paquin recently starred in The Irishman, and his pop TV series Flack will debut on Amazon later this month, with Season 2 debuting later this year.

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