Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey and Nick Frost are all set to join Stephen Merchant’s true story comedy-drama “Fighting With My Family” for Seven Bucks Productions, Misher Films, WWE Studios and Film4.
The film follows 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 the WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true.
However, Saraya (aka. Paige) and Zak (aka. Zak Zodiac) are about to learn that becoming a WWE superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings. Johnson will cameo as himself in the film while rising actress Florence Pugh will star as Saraya and Jack Lowden as Zak.
“The Office” star Merchant will write, direct and executive produce the project based on the Channel 4 British documentary “The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family”. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will executive produce and filming begins in Los Angeles and London this month.