Pro-wrestling fans will want to check out Fighting With My Family, which will hit cinemas in September 2018. Stephen Merchant’s wrestling comedy-drama, starring Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden, tells the story of two siblings trying to become WWE superstars.
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.
The film will see Dwayne Johnson star as himself in the film as he channels The Rock. The clip above sees Johnson dishing out some advice in the form of a WWE promo. Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production is producing this comedy drama, which explains the People’s Champion’s involvement.
Interestingly, Fighting With My Family is based on the real life of WWE Diva Paige, who most recently announced her retirement from the squared circle.
Fighting With My Family stars Lena Headey, Nick Frost, and Vince Vaughn.