Lena Headey and Nick Frost recently joined the film, directed by Stephen Merchant.
Vince Vaughn is getting ready to put up his dukes. Dwayne Johnson welcomed the Hacksaw Ridge actor to the cast of Fighting With My Family, the wrestling film written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office).
In the film based on the life of WWE superstar Paige, Vaughn is “playing a man who I know all too well and those of you who follow wrestling history know well too,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “The 80’s wrestling star who squandered his money and opportunities because he didn’t have the capacity to handle his fame. One bad decision after another, but these days he owns his past actions and does everything he can to give back to the wrestling business he loves.”
The plot of Fighting With My Family follows the son and daughter (played by Jack Lowden and Florence Pugh) of a wrestling family who jump at their chance to enter the WWE. Johnson, who has a role and produces the film through his Seven Bucks Productions, previously announced the castings of Lena Headey and Nick Frost.
The Rock remarked how Vaughn “loved the script and sank his teeth into it embodying this character.” He added, “Vince has been a buddy of mine for years and I’m fired up to see what he brings to this role. I grew up in and love this wild, crazy and unpredictable world of pro wrestling. Our little passion project is coming together nicely.”
Fighting With My Family will start filming Wednesday.