Fighting with my Family: Lena Headey und Nick Frost spielen in Wrestling-Film mit

Anfang dieser Woche erst kündigte Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson eine Tragikkomödie über das Leben von WWE-Superstar Paige an und schon wurden erste Details über den Film mit dem Namen Fighting with my Family bekannt. So werden der Game-of-Thones-Star Lena Headey und Nick Frost, der vor allem für seine Arbeit mit Simon Pegg und Regisseur Edgar Wright bekannt ist, Rollen in dem Film übernehmen. Wahrscheinlich werden sie die Eltern Patrick und Julia verkörpern, die ebenfalls unter den Künstlernamen Ricky Knight und Sweet Saraya im Ring stehen. Ihre Kinder Saraya, die in der WWE unter dem Namen Paige bekannt ist, und Zak werden von Florence Pugh und Jack Lowden gespielt.

Der Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Schauspieler Stephen Merchant wird das Drehbuch schreiben, übernimmt die Regie und fungiert darüber hinaus als Produzent. Ebenfalls als Produzenten involviert sind die WWE Studios und Dwayne Johnsons Seven Bucks Productions. Johnson wird in Fighting with my Family darüber hinaus noch einen Cameo-Auftritt haben. Der Film soll 2018 in die Kinos kommen.

Our @sevenbucksprod welcomes to our #FightingWithMyFamily cast these two amazing actors. The brilliant/Bad Ass @iamlenaheadey and another Brit who's often mistaken as my twin, the genius @FriedGold (Nick Frost). Excited about these roles because Lena and Nick are playing Julia and Ricky - @realpaigewwe's mom and dad. Both Paige and myself are 3rd generation performers with a long history in the unique and crazy world of pro wrestling. Both our families made bones on the circuit by promoting small gritty wrestling shows to make a buck (my grandmother was the first ever female wrestling promoter in the early 80's and to say that she was "hard core" is an understatement). Ricky and Julia have that hard core DNA too - they do what they gotta do to get the job done. And in the end it always comes down to taking care of your family at all costs. Very cool to see so many brilliant actors respond to our script. Our writer/director Stephen Merchant did a fantastic job and I'm excited to work with him again. We worked together in The Tooth Fairy. He was an asshole then and things haven't changed. #FightingWithMyFamily #LenaHeadey #NickFrost

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BREAKING: Our @sevenbucksprod is excited to announce production on a cool project we've been working on for years based on a very unique and gritty professional wrestling family and a their daughter's journey into the spotlight of the WWE. "Fighting With My Family" Years ago (2012) while shooting Fast & Furious in London, I was up at 3am (too much caffeine) and stumbled upon a documentary on a UK station about a local wrestling family and their daughter's unlikely journey into the global spotlight. That daughter, is current WWE Women's Superstar, Paige. The family strong element I saw in the doc, is what grabbed my attention. That no matter how crazy life gets, no matter how dysfunctional our families can sometimes be and especially regardless of how much we fight - we're always there for each other when it counts. That's what families do. My gut said there was a great movie to be made so I sent to my agent Brad Slater at WME who loved it. He sent it to my long time ace producer Kevin Misher, who immediately responded to the doc and he thought we should go after one of our favorite writer/directors for material like this, Stephen Merchant. Merchant, being from the UK, locked in to a strong POV and vision of how gritty and heartfelt this film needs to be and the rest is history. Pleasure to partner with WWE Studios and Film 4 to bring this cool story to life. Paige and I both know what it's like to come from a wrestling family who's had it's good and hard times. Her and I have talked about this project for years now and we're all excited to bring her and her family's story to life. Cool casting announcements coming this week! #FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #WWEFilms #Film4 #BevisFamily #SquaredCircleDNA

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