The Fighting With My Family movie which takes a look at the story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 28.
The news was broken by Deadline.com and later confirmed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself with a social media post. The movie opens on February 14 nationwide.
It’s a special movie for Johnson and his Seven Bucks Production company as this is their first movie selected to be screened at Sundance. MGM, which picked up the global rights for the movie, paid $17.5 for the project. WWE, through WWE Studios, were also involved in the production.
Fighting With My Family features Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson in the leading roles.
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#SundanceFilmFestival bound! Cool news our @sevenbucks produced independent film FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. What a journey from 2012 – while I was in London filming FAST & FURIOUS 6, one night I couldn’t sleep and around 3am, I watched a documentary on a local UK public access channel about a young British female pro wrestler named @realpaigewwe and her impossibly crazy & loving wrestling family that reminded me of my own wrestling family and thought “this story would make a good movie” and years later — we’re Sundance bound. Congrats to our writer/director @StephenMerchant, our star @florencepugh and everyone who’s worked tirelessly to deliver a quality film. See you soon, Sundance ~ 🦄 💪🏾 @sevenbucksprod #MischerFilms #MGMStudios