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Dwayne Johnson's Fighting With My Family Pushed To 2019

Dwayne Johnson's Fighting With My Family will arrive in theaters a little later than expected. According to Variety, the wrestling drama's release date has been pushed from Sept. 14, 2018 to March 1, 2019. This will put it in competition with How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Chaos Walking, and The Kid Who Would Be King at the box office.

Fighting With My Family is based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige, which was chronicled in the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family in July of 2012. The film tells the story of Ian and Julia Bevis (ring names Rowdy Ricky and Sweet Saraya Knight), who, along with their daughter Saraya (who would eventually adopt the ring name Paige) and son Zak perform around the United Kingdom. The journey from unknown to WWE Superstar for both Saraya and Zak proves harder than the family initially anticipated.

The Falling actress Florence Pugh will play Paige, while Dunkirk star Jack Lowden will play Zak. The movie will also feature Game of Thrones star Lena Heady and Shaun of the Dead actor Nick Frost as Sweet Saraya and Rowdy Ricky, respectively. Vince Vaughn is set to appear as Jake "The Snake" Roberts, while Johnson, who is also executive producing the film, will cameo as himself. Thea Trinidad, Kim Matula, Aqueela Zoll, and Ellie Gonsalves will also appear in the film.

"Back in 2012, I was in my hotel room in London and stumbled across a documentary on a local UK channel," Johnson said in a statement when he announced his involvement with the film. "Not only was I intrigued by this loving and wild family, but I also felt it's the kind of narrative that would make an amazing movie. The Knights' journey is a universal one that all families are familiar with. I relate to Saraya and her wrestling family on such a personal level and it means so much that I can help tell their story."

Hello Ladies creator and Logan actor Stephen Merchant is set to write and direct the film, which is also produced by Dany Garcia (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Hiram Garcia (Furious 7), WWE Studios president Michael J. Luisi (Oculus), and Kevin Misher (It's Kind of a Funny Story).