Sports drama National Champion$ hits Blu-ray March 8th

Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons and Emmy® nominee Stephan James star in a tense, high stakes sports drama from the director of Greenland, National Champion$. Own it with never-before-seen extras on digital now and on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 8th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Three days before the college football national championship game, star quarterback LeMarcus James (Emmy® Nominee Stephan James; If Beale Street Could Talk, 21 Bridges) and teammate Emmett Sunday (Alexander Ludwig; “Vikings”, The Hunger Gamesfranchise) 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 (Oscar® Winner J.K. Simmons; Whiplash, Being the Ricardos) and various power brokers – Emmy® Winner Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”), Emmy® Nominee Timothy Olyphant (“Fargo,” “Justified”), Emmy® Winner Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Free Guy), Tim Blake Nelson (“Watchmen”), Andrew Bachelor (Holidate), Jeffrey Donovan (Sicario, ), David Koechner (Anchorman,), – must race against the clock to protect or destroy the prevailing collegiate athletics system.


  • Behind the Music
  • The Game
  • Sports Trivia



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For more information on NATIONAL CHAMPIONS please visit:

UPHE Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/national-champions

UPHE Trailer: https://uni.pictures/NationalChampionsAnnounce

Facebook: @NationalChampionsMovie

Twitter: @HorizonChamps

Instagram: @NationalChampionsMovie



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

Casting By: Mary Vernieu,CSA And Michelle Wade Byrd,CSA

Music By: Jonathan Sanford

Costume Designer: Liz Staub

Edited By: Gabriel Fleming,ACE

Production Designer: Clay A. Griffith

Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb

Executive Producers: Russell Wilson, Jonathan Fuhrman, Michael Smith, Jeffrey Stott, Ric Roman Waugh, Christian Mercuri, David Haring, Adam Mervis, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Will Flynn, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Samuel J. Brown

Produced By: Basil Iwanyk, Brendon Boyea, Greg Economou

Written By: Adam Mervis

Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh



Street Date: March 8, 2022

Selection Number: 1000810679 (US)

Layers: BD 50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: R for language throughout and sexual references

Languages/Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Bonus Content Dolby Digital 2.0)

Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish

Run Time: 01:56:38



Street Date: March 8, 2022

Selection Number: 1000810680 (US)

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: R for language throughout and sexual references

Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Bonus Content Dolby Digital 2.0)

Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish

Run Time: 01:56:38


STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is a next-generation film studio that produces, acquires, distributes, and markets motion pictures at scale. From blockbusters like GreenlandHustlersBad Moms, and The Upside to hits like The GentlemenMolly’s Game, and The Gift, STXfilms produces star-driven films for a global audience. In just 7 short years, its slate of films has already grossed over $1.8b in global theatrical box office. With a wide range of partners including Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Showtime (which handle the physical and premium television releases of STXfilms content, respectively), the studio is a fast-growing, industry powerhouse. Upcoming films include Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, and Josh Hartnett, The Contractor starring Chris Pine, The Marsh King’s Daughter directed by Neil Burger and starring Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn, Bed Rest starring Melissa Barrera, American Sole starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, Offset, and Bad Bunny, The Godmother starring Jennifer Lopez, and Muscle starring Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray.

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