Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is, without a doubt, one of the hardest working people in show business. As if starring in the Fast And Furious franchise, as well as HBO's popular dramedy Ballers, wasn't enough, the man still finds time to engage in some major side hustling. Case in point is Johnson's role in another project that mixes comedy with drama, the wrestling picture Fighting With My Family. And just as quickly as news has been coming out of the film's production camp, Johnson has provided pictures that show how hands-on his role is for this particular film. The answer is, of course, "very."
Focused on the real-life story of WWE Diva Paige, and her journey from the world of wrestling in Great Britain to the American powerhouse, Fighting With My Family has cast actress Florence Pugh in the pivotal role. As you see in the photo above, Pugh has been making herself right at home with Johnson and writer/director Stephen Merchant. What's also interesting about this scad of posts that Dwayne Johnson has dropped onto his Instagram profile is the fact that he and the folks behind the film are preparing to film at the Staples Center tonight, which is also the venue for tonight's Monday Night RAW match. As you'll see in the following picture, that prep is not only for the acting part of the action, but also the wrestling component as well.
Fellow WWE wrestlers Tessa Blanchard and Thea Trinidad are also both part of the Fighting With My Family cast, and if Dwayne Johnson's message is any indication, it sounds like Trinidad has an actual role in the film, while Blanchard is merely doubling. Presumably Thea Trinidad is going to be doubling for Florence Pugh as Paige herself, but that could be something that's clearer once production starts to get deeper into its shooting schedule. Blanchard and Trinidad join a cast that also includes Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Edgar Wright compatriot Nick Frost as Paige's parents, as well as the recently announced Vince Vaughn in an unspecified role. Don't take this film for merely a traditional biopic, as the photo below will show you that Fighting With My Family is far from a totally serious affair.
We don't have a specific release date for Fighting With My Family just yet, but as soon as details become more available, we'll update you accordingly.
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