Kurt Warner's rise from grocery store stocker to Super Bowl legend may be the next great sports movie to hit the big screen. Before becoming the Rams starter, Warner played in the Arena League and NFL Europe, but it wasn't until Rodney Harrison's (hopefully played by Donald Faison) safety blitz in the the 1999 preseason ended Trent Green's season that the opportunity of a lifetime fell into Warner's lap. Unfortunately, the rights to Warner's life story was not brought by Warner Bros. Studios.
Via Arizona Sports:
The movie rights to Warner's life have been acquired by 20th Century Fox, and according to reports, producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who brought the Twilight series to the silver screen, will turn the quarterback's story into Hollywood magic. The flick will be based upon Warner's autobiography All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the Miracle Season.
"I'm looking forward to it," Warner said Tuesday while attending Arizona Cardinals training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. "I don't know a lot about the movies, but I want to make a story that I think is truthful, is honest, has the integrity that me, my wife and our family have and that can impact people.
"So, if that takes me being heavily involved, I want to do that and I want to watch it play out."
Robert Redford should be first in line for the role of Dick Vermeil, but whomever is cast in that role should keep his tear ducts moist.
Vermeil was a big crier, but his emotional speech rallying the team around his then-backup was a pivotal moment in their season and shouldn't get overlooked in any script.