About the film
Director: Stephen Merchant
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, Vince VaughnWrestling superstar Paige wasn’t always wrestling superstar Paige. She started out as Saraya-Jade Bevis, the youngest of a family of small-time professional wrestlers in England. When Saraya and her brother Zak get a chance to audition for roles in the WWE, they leap at the opportunity – but when Saraya alone gets picked up, her ascent as “Paige” causes rifts within an envious family.
Stepping into the ring as the two-time Divas champion Paige BAFTA nominee Florence Pugh (LADY MACBETH) as Paige), showcasing a new side to her that confirms her as one of the brightest talents around. Jack Lowden (DUNKIRK, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) is a noble co-lead as Zak, with support from Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, and of course co-producer Dwayne Johnson, it’s a passionate journey behind the scenes of the WWE.
Written and directed by THE OFFICE’s Stephen Merchant, and based on a 2012 documentary by the same name, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming comedy about wrestling, relatives, and redemption. Its brother-sister rivalry is just as incendiary as those in the ring, proving the toughest struggles are with those closest to you.
You might think that it’s only for wrestling fans – but you’d be mistaken.