The Rock Will Executive Produce and Cameo in Family Wrestling Drama

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is returning to the ring. Well, sort of.

The former WWF/WWE champion turned actor will executive produce an upcoming dramedy from Hello Ladies creator and star Stephen Merchant, called Fighting With My Family. Johnson is also set to make a cameo appearance as himself in the film.

The movie is based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige. The film tells the story of Ian and Julia Bevis (ring names Ricky and Seraya Knight), who, along with their daughter Saraya (who would eventually adopt the ring name Paige) and son Zak perform around the United Kingdom. According to THR, the journey from unknown to WWE Superstar for both Saraya and Zak proves harder than the family initially anticipated.

The Falling actress Florence Pugh will play Paige, while Dunkirk star Jack Lowden will play Zak.

“Back in 2012, I was in my hotel room in London and stumbled across a documentary on a local UK channel,” Johnson said in a statement. “Not only was I intrigued by this loving and wild family, but I also felt it’s the kind of narrative that would make an amazing movie. The Knights’ journey is a universal one that all families are familiar with. I relate to Saraya and her wrestling family on such a personal level and it means so much that I can help tell their story.”

Fighting With My Family doesn’t have a release date yet.


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