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The Rock is known for his heavy influence on both the film and professional wrestling industry. With the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise and the upcoming ‘Baywatch’ film in his resume, he’s adding yet another project in his books. And this time, it will be based around WWE’s very own, Paige!
In an Instagram post uploaded today, the former WWE champion announced that he came across the former Divas champion in 2012 when he stumbled upon a documentary about her family. In the same post he announced that alongside Seven Bucks Productions, Film 4 and WWE Studios he will be producing a film based on the young talent’s journey and family.
He felt that he could somewhat relate to the Brit, and that the touching story regarding her family resonated with him.
The full post can be seen below:
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BREAKING: Our @sevenbucksprod is excited to announce production on a cool project we've been working on for years based on a very unique and gritty professional wrestling family and a their daughter's journey into the spotlight of the WWE. "Fighting With My Family" Years ago (2012) while shooting Fast & Furious in London, I was up at 3am (too much caffeine) and stumbled upon a documentary on a UK station about a local wrestling family and their daughter's unlikely journey into the global spotlight. That daughter, is current WWE Women's Superstar, Paige. The family strong element I saw in the doc, is what grabbed my attention. That no matter how crazy life gets, no matter how dysfunctional our families can sometimes be and especially regardless of how much we fight – we're always there for each other when it counts. That's what families do. My gut said there was a great movie to be made so I sent to my agent Brad Slater at WME who loved it. He sent it to my long time ace producer Kevin Misher, who immediately responded to the doc and he thought we should go after one of our favorite writer/directors for material like this, Stephen Merchant. Merchant, being from the UK, locked in to a strong POV and vision of how gritty and heartfelt this film needs to be and the rest is history. Pleasure to partner with WWE Studios and Film 4 to bring this cool story to life. Paige and I both know what it's like to come from a wrestling family who's had it's good and hard times. Her and I have talked about this project for years now and we're all excited to bring her and her family's story to life. Cool casting announcements coming this week! #FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #WWEFilms #Film4 #BevisFamily #SquaredCircleDNA
Casting announcements have already hit the rounds, with Pro Wrestling Sheet revealing that Florence Pugh (The Falling, 2014) will be portraying the WWE Superstar in the project.
The last time we saw the British wrestler on our TV screens was on the June 27th edition of Monday Night RAW. Here she teamed with the Boss Sasha Banks to defeat the team of RAW Women’s champion Charlotte Flair and her “apprentice” Dana Brooke.
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