Fighting with My Family

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Fighting with My Family
Fighting With My Family poster.png
Theatrical poster
Directed byStephen Merchant
Produced byKevin Misher
Dwayne Johnson
Dany Garcia
Stephen Merchant
Michael J. Luisi
Written byStephen Merchant
Based onThe Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family
StarringFlorence Pugh
Jack Lowden
Nick Frost
Lena Headey
Vince Vaughn
Dwayne Johnson
Music byVik Sharma
CinematographyRemi Adefarasin
Edited byNancy Richardson
Production
company
Film4
The Ink Factory
Seven Bucks Productions
Misher Films
WWE Studios
Distributed byMetro Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
  • 14 February 2019 (2019-02-14) (United States)
  • 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01) (United Kingdom)
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish

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.[1] It is written and directed by Stephen Merchant, with Dwayne Johnson executive producing and also appearing in the film.

Premise[edit]

The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work through the issues that arise when sister and brother duo, Saraya and Zak, audition for roles in WWE.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[1] 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,[3] Jack Lowden as Saraya's brother Zak, and Lena Headey and Nick Frost as their parents.[2] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquired the distribution rights on February 10 for US$17.5 million.[4] On 14 February, Johnson announced that Vince Vaughn had been cast and that filming would commence the following day.[5][6] In-ring scenes were filmed after WWE Raw on 20 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[7][8] Filming also took place around Norwich, England, with locations around the city used in the film.[9]

Release[edit]

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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca; Ritman, Alex (February 7, 2017). "Dwayne Johnson Gets in the Ring for 'Fighting With My Family' Wrestling Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (February 9, 2017). "Lena Headey & Nick Frost Join Dwayne Johnson In 'Fighting With My Family'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Shoard, Catherine (February 8, 2017). "Stephen Merchant to direct Dwayne Johnson in female wrestling drama". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Lodderhose, Diana; Fleming Jr., Mike (February 11, 2017). "MGM Headlocks World Rights To 'Fighting With My Family' In $17.5M Deal: Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 14, 2017). "Vince Vaughn Joins Dwayne Johnson's 'Fighting With My Family'". Variety. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Makuch, Eddie (February 15, 2017). "The Rock's WWE Paige Biopic Adds A Big-Name Actor". GameSpot. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Meltzer, Dave (February 20, 2017). "The Rock at Raw for filming of 'Fighting with my Family'". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Goldman, Eric (February 21, 2017). "The Rock evokes CM Punk and AJ Lee in a big way for crowd at WWE show". IGN. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Pochin, Courtney (April 4, 2017). "Filming for The Rock's Fighting With My Family to finish in Great Yarmouth". Great Yarmouth Mercury. Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (April 27, 2018). "Dwayne Johnson's Wrestling Drama 'Fighting With My Family' Moved Back to 2019". Variety. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.

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