Dwayne Johnson in the first Fighting With My Family clip
Film 4 has released the first clip from the wrestling comedy/drama Fighting With My Family featuring Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden. Check out the Fighting With My Family clip in the player below!
The cast also includes English actors Lena Headey and Nick Frost as Julia and Ricky Knight, parents of WWE Superstar Paige. Pugh plays Paige and Lowden plays her brother, Zak. Vince Vaughn will portray an ’80s wrestling star who squandered his money and opportunities.
The film is inspired by the Channel 4 British documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family and 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.
Stephen Merchant (The Office, Hello Ladies) wrote, directs and executive produces Fighting With My Family. Seven Bucks Productions’ Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers. Kevin Misher of Misher Films produces alongside WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. WWE Studios are co-financing the film with Film4, who have developed the project from its inception.
The film opens in theaters on September 14, 2018.