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MGM pays big money for worldwide rights for upcoming Paige family movie

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Deadline.com is reporting that the upcoming movie about Paige’s family which is being produced by Dwayne Johnson and WWE Studios was scooped up by MGM, in a deal worth as high as $17.5 million for worldwide distribution.

Florence Pugh will star as Paige and Jack Lowden will play her brother Zak. Lena Heady will play the role of Julia, Paige’s mother while Nick Frost will play the role of Ricky, Paige’s father. The Rock will also have a role in the movie.

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.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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