The Rock admits he can relate to Norwich’s ‘crazy’ Knight family ahead of wrestling movie debut
- Credit: Archant
The Rock has revealed the reason why he made upcoming film Fighting with My Family based on a wrestling family from Norwich.
Actor and retired wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson' produced the film alongside director Stephen Merchant and it follows daughter Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, from growing up in Norwich to WWE fame.
The film is set for UK release on March 1 and stars Florence Pugh as Paige, Lena Headey, Nick Frost and Vince Vaughn.
The Rock posted the UK poster on his Instagram page and told his 128 million followers the inspiration behind the film.
He wrote: 'One fateful night back in 2012, I was in my hotel room in London and couldn't sleep so I flicked on the telly to a local British station and watched a fascinating documentary about a crazy, loving and passionate pro-wrestling family from Norwich and their young daughter's dream to make it to the WWE.
READ MORE: Knight family face the media for Fighting with my Family press day'Their crazy family, reminded me of my own crazy wrestling family and I felt audiences would really enjoy this story made into a movie.
You may also want to watch:
'Happy to bring her family's story to the big screen and very cool to have played a very, very small part in my friend Paige's journey to stardom.'
The film will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in America.
- 1 Neighbours' horror after two people found dead in 'peaceful close'
- 2 Man, 41, charged with Pat Holland's murder as human remains found
- 3 Man and woman found dead in home
- 4 When are GCSE and A-level results out and how fair will grades be?
- 5 Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies in village
- 6 Reward of £20,000 offered after theft of performance car worth £150,000
- 7 Villagers in shock after woman dies in suspected murder
- 8 Norfolk seaside holiday park battles Shell over solar panel plans
- 9 Hardware store owners retiring after more than 60 years
- 10 Woman who bit an officer among eight people arrested in town