National Champions Movie

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Who's Involved:

Stephan James, Tim Blake Nelson, J.K. Simmons, Ric Roman Waugh, David Koechner, Basil Iwanyk, Jeffrey Donovan, Andrew Bachelor, Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Uzo Aduba, Adam Mervis, Russell Wilson, Brendon Boyea, Greg Economou

Release Date:

Friday, December 10, 2021 Nationwide

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Three days before the college football national championship game, star quarterback LeMarcus James (Stephan James) and teammate Emmett Sunday (Alexander Ludwig) ignite a player’s strike declaring they won’t compete until all student-athletes are fairly compensated. With billions of dollars at risk and legacies on the line, the stakes could not be higher. Now, with only hours until kickoff, the head coach (J.K. 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 protect or destroy the prevailing collegiate athletics system.

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Who stars in National Champions: Cast List

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Harold and the Purple Crayon, Free Guy  

Amsterdam, This Is Where I Leave You  

Hit and Run, RV  

Lightyear, Tallulah  

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Captain America: New World Order  


The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2, Scary Girl  

R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned, Let Him Go  

Marmaduke, Hit and Run  

Who's making National Champions: Crew List

A look at the National Champions behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ric Roman Waugh last directed Angel Has Fallen and Shot Caller. The film's writer Adam Mervis last wrote 21 Bridges.


Adam Mervis


Brendon Boyea
Greg Economou
Basil Iwanyk

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Production: What we know about National Champions?

Key Facts

  1. A story that takes place three days before the college football national championship game.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - June: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  3. 2021 - June: The film was set to Post-Production  status.

    Wrapped shooting in New Orleans.

National Champions Release Date: When was the film released?

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National Champions was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, December 10, 2021. There were 19 other movies released on the same date, including West Side Story, Being the Ricardos and The Hating Game.

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