Champions Movie 2023: Plot, Cast, Release Date and More

Are you looking for a feel-good movie that will lift your spirits and also give you the motivation to conquer anything in this entire world? Because we’ve got the perfect movie for you, and we can’t wait to tell you about it. Champions by Bobby Farrelly is only a few months away, and will automatically put you in a better mood and make your day better. With a star-studded cast, Bobby Farrelly is back with his direction which has usually been described as quirky and a little different from the usual Hollywood movies that we are so used to. Farrelly has previously worked on movies like There’s Something About Mary, Hall Pass, and The Heartbreak Kid, amongst several others, however, Champions will be his first solo-directorial debut. Comedy and comfort are truly his forte, and Champions will embody just that.

We’ve had the Halloween season, and are currently in the Holiday season, soon enough, that will end too, and you will need something to cheer yourself up, and that’s where Champions comes in, with his heartwarming basketball-centric movie that doesn’t have your usual couch. Keep reading to find out more about why we recommend this movie already, and everything you need to know about Champions, from the plot to the cast, to the release date and much more:

What Is The Plot of Champions Movie?

Some of you might be aware of this, while others might not, but Champions is based on the Spanish comedy-drama movie Campeones, and although people frown upon Hollywood for remakes, hopefully, that will not be the case this time around. By the looks of it, the plot of Campeones and Champions will more or less be the same, with maybe a few changes based on the director’s vision, and it will be interesting to see them pan out. The original movie Campeones was inspired by the true events of a Special Olympics team, and it is safe to say the Champions will be following the same direction too. The movie Champions revolves around Marcus, a minor-league basketball coach who has been fired for a misdemeanor and a little car crash, which lands him in community service. Now, Marcus doesn’t have to pick up trash wearing an orange suit, instead, he has to coach. But the catch is, he has to coach adults with intellectual disabilities, and for Marcus, that seems way out of his league, or at least that’s what he thinks at that moment.

The Plot of Champions Movie

Nothing comes easy to anyone at first, and although Marcus has previously coached a basketball team and been very good at it, this is a different ballgame altogether. Adults with learning disabilities aren’t the usual kind with whom Marcus would gel with. He’s an older white man who has never been exposed to a world beyond his little circle. However, as the movie progresses, Marcus manages to coach these adults and does a bloody good job doing it, while also warming up to all of them. There’s laughter, romance, tears, and a whole lot of fun, and will Marcus get his team to the Special Olympics final? It is only a matter of time before we find out!

The Cast of Champions Movie

As we mentioned before, Champions will have an ensemble cast, but the lead character Marcus will be carrying the entire movie, which is why this casting is very important, and the creators have done a brilliant job with it. Marcus will be played by none other than Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is one of the most talented and experienced actors in Hollywood, whom you might recognize from The Hunger Games trilogy, Venom, Now You See Me, and several other movies and tv shows. His career just keeps progressing and it is always a treat to watch him. By the looks of it, Harrelson will be perfect for the role of Marcus. However, he isn’t the only star of the show.

The Cast of Champions Movie

Joining the cast of Champions, we have Ernie Hudson, Matt Cook, Cheech Marin, Kaitlin Olson, Madison Tevlin, Joshua Felder, Kevin Iannucci, Ashton Gunning, and Matthew Von Der Ahe amongst others. You might recognize some of these talented names, while the others might be fairly new, but they’re all going to be an important part of Champions, and truly are champions too.

When and Where Can You Watch Champions?

Now the wait might feel like a while away, but time is flying and 2022 has almost come to an end. Champions will release on the 24th of March, 2023. Champions will receive the big screen treatment and it makes perfect sense because watching a basketball game and Woody Harrelson on a small screen just isn’t enough. So, make sure you book your tickets and watch Champions in the theatres near you on the 24th of March!

Is There a Trailer for Champions?

With over 5 million views, the official trailer for Champions has already caught everyone’s attention and people can’t stop commenting on how brilliant and sweet the movie looks so far. While the trailer gives us a fair idea about the plot, we know for certain that Champions will be a lot more than this little glimpse we’ve had the pleasure of watching. Woody Harrelson has stolen everyone’s hearts already, and although he is no McConaughey, he’s right up there for all of us. The official trailer boasts sportsmanship like no other, and if this trailer hasn’t given you the serotonin boost you need for the day, we don’t know what will. Make sure you catch a good look at all the cast members in this movie, because they are sure to leave a long-lasting impression in your minds and hearts for a while at least, or maybe until Bobby Farrelly directs his next movie.


We hope that by the end of this article, you understand exactly why we have strongly recommended Champions to anyone and everyone. Whether you’re a teen, a parent, or a retired coach (especially), this movie is for you. Do let us know in the comments on a scale of one to ten just how excited you are for the movie, Champions.

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