Deadline.com is reporting that Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions company is teaming up with Misher Films, WWE Studios and Film4 to produce an upcoming feature film Fighting With My Family, based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers.
The comedy-drama is set to be written and directed by Stephen Merchant. The Rock will play a yet-to-be-determined role in the film while Florence Pugh will star as Paige and Jack Lowden will play her brother Zak. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will exec produce while Kevin Misher of Misher Films will produce alongside WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. WWE Studios are co-financing the film with Film4, who have developed the project from its inception. It’s expected to begin shooting in Los Angeles and London this month.
According to Deadline, the synopsis of the movie reads, ”The film follows the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for the WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings.”
“Back in 2012, I was in my hotel room in London and stumbled across a documentary on a local UK channel,” said Johnson. “Not only was I intrigued by this loving and wild family, but I also felt it’s the kind of narrative that would make an amazing movie. The Knights’ journey is a universal one that all families are familiar with. I relate to Saraya (Paige) and her wrestling family on such a personal level and it means so much that I can help tell their story.”