Country: United States
Release Date: 14 February 2019
Director: Stephen Merchant
Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.
you’ve heard of Nikki and Brie Bella, aka the Bella Twins, and the Divas chapter of the WWE. But does Paige ring a bell? What about her real name, Saraya-Jade Bevis, or her family of wrestlers from Norfolk, England? If not, Fighting With My Family, out in theaters February 14, should have you cheering from your seat by the time the movie wraps (108 minutes, to be exact).
“Every year at Sundance, the festival offers up a surprise screening and this year it was writer-director Stephen Merchant’s Fighting with My Family. The film is based on the experiences of real-life wrestler Paige, a.k.a. Saraya-Jade Bevis, and the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family. As you’ve probably seen in the well-cut trailer, Paige comes from a family of wrestlers and the film does a great job showcasing where she came from and how hard she worked to land a professional contract with the WWE. Florence Pugh plays Paige, Nick Frost plays her father, Lena Headey her mother, Jack Lowden her brother, Vince Vaughn her WWE trainer, and Dwayne Johnson not only produced the film, but also plays himself..
"You might not expect a wrestling movie to make you cry. But Fighting With My Family comes flying off the top rope, bursting with comedy and emotion, and clobbers you right in the feelings. Based on a 2012 documentary about a wrestling-mad family, the new film directed by Steven Merchant recounts the real-life story of WWE champion Paige, born Saraya-Jade Bevis in Norwich, England. Already in the UK's indie grappling circuit, she was spotted by the WWE and went all the way to US stardom. Unfortunately, her even more grapple-mad brother was left behind. That's the dilemma at the heart of Fighting With My Family, which opens with Paige and her brother Zak Zodiac building a community around a love of wresting. But when Paige heads off to the US to join The Rock and friends in the big leagues of World Wrestling Entertainment, Zak is in danger of spiraling into small-town oblivion. Michael Nordine Mar 25, 2019 3:50 pm @slowbeard Fighting with My Family, jason Momoa Courtesy of DC Entertainment Much to the consternation of fans, “Fighting with My Family” has yet to receive a teaser trailer despite being scheduled for release later this year. This has naturally led to speculation among those same fans, which director James Wan has apparently had enough of. The “Saw” and “The Conjuring” filmmaker took to Twitter to dispel any rumors about the delay, explaining that the problem is simple: “It’s me.”
Check out the trailer (below) and let us know what you think. While you’re at it, be sure to peep Future’s new song with DJ Stevie J called “Stripper,” which dropped last week. Stay tuned for more.