Fighting with My Family
|Fighting with My Family|
|Directed by||Stephen Merchant|
|Produced by||Kevin Misher|
Michael J. Luisi
|Written by||Stephen Merchant|
|Based on||The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family|
|Music by||Vik Sharma|
|Edited by||Nancy Richardson|
|Distributed by||Metro Goldwyn Mayer|
Fighting with My Family is an upcoming 2019 comedy-drama biographical sports film based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, depicting the WWE career of professional wrestler Paige. It is written and directed by Stephen Merchant, with Dwayne Johnson executive producing and also appearing in the film.
- Florence Pugh as Saraya "Paige" Bevis, Zak’s sister and Patrick and Julia’s daughter. Stunts during wrestling scenes were performed by Tessa Blanchard as a stunt double.
- Jack Lowden as Zak "Zodiac" Bevis, Saraya’s older brother and Patrick and Julia’s son
- Nick Frost as Patrick "Rowdy Ricky Knight" Bevis, Saraya and Zak’s father and Julia’s husband
- Lena Headey as Julia "Sweet Saraya" Bevis, Saraya and Zak’s mother and Patrick’s wife
- James Burrows as Roy Knight
- Vince Vaughn as Hutch Morgan
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as himself
- Thea "Zelina Vega" Trinidad as April "AJ Lee" Mendez
- Kim Matula as Jeri-Lynn
- Aqueela Zoll as Kirsten
- Ellie Gonsalves as Maddison
- Stephen Merchant as Hugh
- Tori Ellen Ross as Young Raya
On 7 February 2017, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant had teamed with WWE Studios and Film4 to produce a film based on the life of Saraya "Paige" Bevis, a professional wrestler with WWE. Merchant was to write and direct the film, while Johnson was to cameo in the film and executive produce. In the days after the announcement, the main cast was revealed: Florence Pugh as Saraya, Jack Lowden as Saraya's brother Zak, and Lena Headey and Nick Frost as their parents. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquired the distribution rights on February 10 for US$17.5 million. On 14 February, Johnson announced that Vince Vaughn had been cast and that filming would commence the following day. In-ring scenes were filmed after WWE Raw on 20 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Filming also took place around Norwich, England, with locations around the city used in the film.
Fighting with My Family is scheduled to be released in the United States on 14 February 2019 and on 1 March 2019 in the United Kingdom.
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