Fighting with my Family stars Florence Pugh as an aspiring wrestler who, along with her equally ambitious brother, get a shot to audition for the WWE and results create a mix of action and comedy that includes a special guest — The Rock. The film is produced by the WWE with Stephen Merchant on as writer and director. Fighting with my Family slams down in theaters in February of 2019.
About Fighting with my Family
Official Description: A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
Stephen Merchant is a fantastic writer and director who created The Office before Steve Carrell was ever in it. On paper, the site of his name next to a film about wrestling is a little odd but then the trailer plays out, and it all makes perfect sense. Fighting with my Family has that beautifully timed humor that merchant is known for. Also, if trends hold, the film will have a heartfelt component that’ll balance out the comedy.
Fighting with my Family features a cast that includes …
Florence Pugh as Raya Knight
Dwayne Johnson as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Lena Headey as Julia Knight
Vince Vaughn as Hutch
Stephen Merchant as Hugh
Nick Frost as Ricky Knight
Jack Lowden as Zak Knight
Kim Matula as Jeri-Lynn
Paul Wight as Big Show
Eli Jane as Wrestler
Wrestling is endlessly popular, as is The Rock, and Stephen Merchant is a fantastic writer and director. It stars a strong female lead, has slick looking production, Nick Frost as a loveable lunatic father, it’s based on a true story, and seems to have a lot of laughs. The WWE might have a cinematic offering that’s worthy of a championship belt. Also, The Rock all but guarantees the movie will make its budget back even if he’s not the principal star.
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