National Champions Film – Plot, Trailer & Release Date

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“National Champions” is an upcoming American sports drama film that addresses the question of whether college athletes in the United States should be paid to play.


The film will be set in the run-up to the National College Football Championship game and will focus on a star quarterback starting a player strike before the game begins.

He does this in order to fight for fair remuneration, equality and respect for the athletes who put their bodies and their health on the line for their schools.

The players’ strike is creating a wedge between those who want to maintain the status quo and those who want to change the way college football is viewed.

The rift is affecting the relationship between coaches and Missouri players heading into the biggest game of their season.


The trailer released on November 16 and features the main character, LeMarcus James, starting the strike and featuring characters who will be on both sides of the fence – players, coaches, NCAA costumes.

It introduces the stakes of the premise – the player’s strike will lead to a boycott of the biggest game on college football’s calendar if not resolved.

James denounced the disparity between players and coaches in a live television interview, as well as those in senior positions within the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The trailer features multiple perspectives in the wake of James’ actions – his own, the other players, his coach, and those who run the NCAA.

It also features NFL players Malcolm Jenkins and Russell Wilson, both of whom answer questions about the event.

The strong cast is seen throughout the trailer, with established veterans such as JK Simmons and Timothy Olyphant working alongside actors climbing the pyramid – Stephan James, who previously played Jesse Owens in ‘Race,’ and Lil Rel Howery from ‘Get Out’ are seen in the trailer.

Release date

The ‘National Champions’ will be in cinemas in the USA on December 10th and is expected to be available in Ireland at a later date.

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Andrea G. Henderson