STXfilms’ NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Executive Produced by NFL’s Russell Wilson




Writer: Adam Mervis
Director: Ric Roman Waugh

Cast: Stephan James, J. K. Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Russell Wilson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner with Kristin Chenoweth with Timothy Olyphant and Uzo Aduba

Genre: Drama

Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Brendon Boyea and Greg Economou




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.



Twitter: @nationalchamps


Opening Date

In Theatres Nationwide on December 10, 2021


Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk, Selma), Academy Award winner J. K. Simmons, Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings,” Lone Survivor), Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, and Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba


Ric Roman Waugh (Greenland, Angel Has Fallen)



Adam Mervis contributor: ShariK.Green tmc
I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. I'm now working on my first feature film which is a lot of work but a lot of fun! Though it's hard to answer this questions when asked, I'd say my favorite movie is “The Big Chill.” I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and I adore animals, especially elephants. I live in Arizona and feel it's an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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First being here in Seattle and a huge Russell Wilson / Seahawks fan I wouldn't miss this for the world. Second, most of the headlining cast emanate a strong presence and are capable of delivering award nominating performances. My only concern might be whether public sentiment of the subject matter could over shadow their personal performances.
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