The first trailer for “Fighting With My Family” has dropped and the upcoming movie about British WWE wrestler Paige’s family produced by The Rock shows a lot of “The People’s Champ” in the footage.
“In 2012 I watched a documentary about a young, unknown British female pro wrestler & her wonderfully crazy family,” The Rock wrote on Twitter while revealing the trailer. “I loved it! It was a story that my [Seven Bucks Productions] had to tell. That girl [Paige] would go on to help redefine [WWE] women’s wrestling.”
The film — which is set to be released in February 2019 — also stars Nick Frost as Paige’s dad, Lena Headey as her mom and Vince Vaughn as Hutch (a WWE talent scout).
Dwayne Johnson’s Movie About WWE Superstar And Her Family Films Scenes At Live WWE Event
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions and WWE Studios are producing a biopic of sorts based on real life WWE wrestler Paige. The female British wrestler comes from a family which has deep roots in British pro wrestling. Our sister site Wrestling News Blog has details about some filming that took place Monday night at the Los Angeles Staples Center after WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” broadcast.
The scenes that were filmed in front of the fans in attendance were for the end of the movie which focuses on Paige’s WWE debut where she defeated fellow wrestler A.J. Lee for the Divas Championship.
Following some banter with The Rock — which included him calling CM Punk on the phone — the big match was filmed and Thea Trinidad made her entrance as AJ. Despite the wardrobe confusion though, Trinidad’s voice was almost identical to AJ’s.
Paige — played by Florence Pugh — eventually made her entrance and the two filmed various spots. Once that was complete, her stand-in Tessa Blanchard filmed a more wrestling heavy version
“Fighting With My Family” is based on a British television documentary of the same name which followed Paige in the few months leading up to her leaving the United Kingdom for the United States after being chosen by the WWE after taking part in a tryout for the pro wrestling company. Dwayne Johnson had seen the documentary while on location filming the previous “Fast & Furious” film and reportedly got the idea for the full-length motion picture then.