Movie based on Norwich wrestling family, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, is out today
PUBLISHED: 06:55 22 February 2019 | UPDATED: 06:55 22 February 2019
A film based on the Knight wrestling family from Norwich, and WWE star Paige, is out today.
The film stars Florence Pugh as the female lead wrestler, who has appeared in Lady MacBeth and Outlaw King, Nick Frost as Ricky, Lena Headey as Julia and Jack Lowden as Zak.
The producer Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and writer and director Stephen Merchant also appear.
The film is inspired by the Channel 4 British documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family broadcast in 2012 which The Rock watched whilst in a hotel in London.
WWE released a clip from the film earlier this month, which shows the family sitting down to a Chinese meal when Saraya-Jade, known by her ring name Paige, and her brother Zak get a call from Hutch Morgan at WWE, played by Vince Vaughn, to tryout at the 02 arena in London.
In the clip, parents Ricky, who is wearing a Flybe Norwich shirt, and Julia also tell the story of how they met.
Julia says that she met Ricky she was “homeless, abused and living in the street” and that wrestling was their “salvation”.
Ricky also reveals that he had done eight years in prison for “violence and a bit of armed robbery” but turned his back on crime for love.
Filming took place in various locations around Norwich in April 2017, including the market and Mousehold Health and a VIP screening will take place at Cinema City on February 22.
Made by Seven Buck Productions with WWE Studios and Film 4, Fighting With My Family is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on March 1.