Have you ever felt like the odd one out? Like you had a talent or a dream but neither fit the mold that people expected you to conform to? What if you came from a family made up entirely of professional wrestlers?
Fighting with my family is an upcoming comedy-drama film, written and directed by Stephen Merchant, and was inspired by the 2012 documentary of the same name. It is based on the life of professional WWE wrestler, Saraya “Paige” Bevis. It stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Lana Headey, Jack Lowden, and Florence Pugh. The Rock serves as executive producer of the film.
The film follows Paige, played by Florence Pugh, and her brother Zak, played by Jack Lowden, as they both attempt to follow in their parent’s footsteps and become professional wrestlers. The two are suddenly granted with an opportunity to attend tryouts for the WWE. Saraya is the only one chosen, leaving Zak out in the dirt. Zac, although crushed, informs his sister that if she makes it to the top she needs to remember that she isn’t doing this just for her but their family. Saraya, alone, must now find her identity and choose the kind of person that she wants to be in the ring.
This film has it. The characters are compelling, the story is new and unique, the actors are all very clearly passionate about the project and are at the top of their game. It is refreshing. The material feels so new. I am invested. I want to see the whole thing and I want to know how it ends. It has been a long time since I have so anticipated a film. I have chills from the trailer and I encourage you to watch it and see for yourself. Let us hear at Narrative know if you think this film will take the belt home.