The film, which is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, 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 Saraya and Zak get a chance to audition for the 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.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 8, 2017
Lena Headey will be playing the role of Paige’s mother Julia, while Nick Frost will be playing the role of Paige’s father Ricky, and they will be joining the recently announced cast Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden and Dwayne Johnson.
WWE Studios are co-financing the film with Film4, who have developed the project since it’s inception, with shooting set to commence in Los Angeles and London this month. Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions will serve as executive producers on the project, while Kevin Misher of Misher Films will serve as producer alongside WWE Studios President Michael Luisi.
There is no cinematic release date as of yet for Fighting With My Family.