Seven Bucks Productions, Dwayne Johnson and Danny Garcia’s production banner, is teaming up with Misher Films, WWE Studios, and Film4 for ‘Fighting With My Family,’ a comedy-drama based on the true story of WWE star Paige and her family of professional wrestlers.
The film tells 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 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. Wrestling has always kept this family together — but now it could tear them apart.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey and Nick Frost (‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’) will play Julia and Ricky Knight, with rising star Florence Pugh (‘The Falling’) in the role of Paige and Jack Lowden (‘Denial,’ ‘Dunkirk’) as her brother Zak.
Johnson’s ‘Be Cool’ co-star Vince Vaughn is also on board, playing a well-known wrestler from the ’80s “who squandered his money and opportunities because he didn’t have the capacity to handle his fame.” Our money is on Vaughn portraying Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
Stephen Merchant (‘Cemetery Junction,’ ‘The Office,’ ‘Extras,’ ‘Hello Ladies’) is attached to write and direct, based on the Channel 4 documentary ‘The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family.’
Principal photography is scheduled to start in Los Angeles and London this month.