The first look and trailer for Russell Wilson’s film ‘National Champions’ have been released.
Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, is producing a new football film that will be released soon.
The trailer and first look at the film National Champions, which will be released nationwide on December 10th, were released by STX Films.
Wilson serves as an executive producer and appears in the film.
Stephan James, J K Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Wilson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner with Kristin Chenoweth and Timothy Olyphant, and Uzo Aduba star in National Champions.
“Three days before the college football national championship game, star quarterback LeMarcus James (Stephan James) and teammate Emmett Sunday (Alexander Ludwig) declare a player’s strike, stating that they will not compete until all student-athletes are fairly compensated,” according to the official synopsis.
“The stakes could not be higher, with billions of dollars at stake and lives on the line.”
With only hours until kickoff, the head coach (JK Simmons) and various power brokers (Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner, Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, Uzo Aduba) must race against the clock to save or destroy the current collegiate athletics system.”
Wilson recently discussed National Champions on an upcoming episode of the AP Pro Football Podcast, and he’s excited for fans to hear about it.
“I’m super excited about ‘National Champions,’ and how it explores the idea of college sports as a business, and how it generates billions of dollars for these universities, brands, and television networks, and it’s all based on the underlying thought that these kids aren’t getting paid for it,” Wilson told the Associated Press.
Roc Woman Waugh, the director of National Champions, spoke with the Associated Press about Wilson’s influence on the film.
“Not only was Russell candid about his journey, but he also shared many of his peers’ experiences who weren’t as fortunate to make the NFL, especially at his level,” Waugh said.
“His presence on-screen and as our executive producer inspired many others to speak up and help us shape the argument on both sides of this debate.”
NFL star Malcolm Jenkins and NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns will both make cameo appearances alongside Wilson.
Mike Greenberg, Steve Levy, Taylor Rooks, Michael Holley, Nick Wright, and Jemele Hill are among the athletes who will make cameo appearances.