The pic, directed and written by Stephen Merchant, is based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. It was inspired by a Channel 4 British documentary, The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family. Dwayne Johnson stars in addition to Lean Headey, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, and Kim Matula.
On its new date, Fighting With My Family gets out of a headlock of a weekend against Fox’s Predator, Sony/Studio 8’s White Boy Rick, and Lionsgate’s dark comedy A Simple Favor. On March 1, the biopic goes up against DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World, Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King, and Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking.
MGM took global rights on the title out of 2017 Berlin for a whopping $17.5M. Johnson produces under his and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Production Banner with Film4. Kevin Misher and Michael J. Luisi are also producers.