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The cast of the WWE biopic about superstar diva Paige is getting larger and larger. Recently it was announced that former Tna knockout Rosita whose real name is Thea Trinidad will play a WWE former Divas champion in the movie. She joins an already impressive cast that includes Lena Headey and Nick Frost as Paige’s parents. The announcement came from Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the producers on the film. Johnson doesn’t say who Trinidad will play though speculation is that she’ll be playing Aj Jee. When Paige debuted on WWE’s main roster in
Thea Trinidad Aka Rosita is Cast in WWE Film about Diva Paige »
- Nat Berman
As if news of The Rock’s return to the wrestling world wasn’t exciting enough, Dwayne Johnson and his prolific Seven Bucks Productions have gathered together an exciting roster of talent for Fighting With My Family, the true-life drama poised to chronicle the life and career of WWE superstar Paige.
On the heels of Vince Vaughn’s casting, Johnson’s Instagram feed has confirmed today that Kim Matula, Ellie Gonsalves and Aqueela Zoll have capped off the film’s casting spree just as production gets underway. The post stops short of mentioning how each of their respective characters factor into the story, but given how Johnson alludes to their training regimes both in and out of the ring, it seems safe to assume that Matula, Gonsalves and Zoll will play three WWE Divas.
- Michael Briers
Fresh off his role as the hotheaded Sergeant Howell in Mel Gibson’s WWII epic Hacksaw Ridge, Vince Vaughn has closed a deal to board Fighting With My Family, the buzzworthy wrestling pic set to document the life and career of WWE superstar Paige.
Confirmation of Vaughn’s casting comes to us via Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram feed – ever a hive of activity – and we understand the former WWE star will hold a small cameo role in the upcoming drama. Stephen Merchant of The Office fame will write and direct Fighting With My Family, presiding over a starry cast that features Jack Lowden (Paige’s brother Jack), Lena Headey (Julia, Paige’s mother) and Nick Frost, who climbed on board alongside the Game of Thrones actress to portray Paige’s father, Ricky.
Indeed, The Rock’s Instagram post does offer up some enticing details relating to Vaughn’s character. He’ll portray an ’80s burnout, »
- Michael Briers
Plot details are being kept under wraps but, like the game, “Rampage” will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, crocodile and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks.
Flynn is producing with John Rickard via his Wrigley Pictures banner. Hiram Garcia, Johnson’s partner, is also producing through 7 Bucks Entertainment. Marcus Viscidi, Jeff Fierson, and Dany Garcia are exec producing. Wendy Jacobson of Flynn Picture Co. is overseeing.
The pic open on April 20, 2018.
- Justin Kroll
According to Deadline, Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of Fighting With My Family, a wrestling-based dramedy film produced by and starring Dwayne Johnson. The movie is based on the life of WWE star Paige, and will feature Lena Headey and Nick Frost in addition to Vaughn and Johnson. Plus, the film is being written and directed by Stephen Merchant from The Office, so there are a lot of interesting and mildly incongruous pieces at work here.
The Deadline story doesn’t offer a ton of specifics about Vaughn’s character, but a post from Johnson’s Instagram actually fills in a lot of details:
Johnson also notes in his post that production is starting tomorrow, so this all seems to be moving pretty fast.
- Sam Barsanti
After the report last week that Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey had joined the project along with Nick Frost, the picture – which tells the true story of WWE star Paige and her family of pro wrestlers – is now really starting to take shape.
The news comes after the rights to the movie were recently snapped up for a whopping $17.5 million by MGM. Fighting with my Family is being developed by Film4.
Produced by Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, the Rock himself announced the casting of Vaughn on his Instagram.
- Samuel Brace
Word has come down the line today that actor Vince Vaughn will be joining the already star-studded cast of Fighting With My Family, a comedy-drama recently snagged in the Berlin market deal with MGM. Written and directed by The Office alum Stephen Merchant, the film stars Dwayne Johnson (who is developing the feature with Flim4, in addition to producing under his Seven Bucks Production label), Lena Heady, and... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Johnson, who announced the casting on his social media accounts, will also have a role in the film as well as produce along with his partner Dany Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions banner. Misher Films, WWE Studios and Film4 will also produce.
MGM recently acquired the worldwide rights to the film at the Berlin market.
The movie will be written and directed by Stephen Merchant (“The Office”) and is based on the true story of WWE star Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. The film, revolves around a reformed gangster and former wrestler, his wife and their children, who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. The parents want a better life for their children, and when the siblings get the chance to audition for the WWE, »
- Justin Kroll
Hot off his turn in Best Picture nominee Hacksaw Ridge, Vince Vaughn will next co-star with Dwayne Johnson, Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Nick Frost in Fighting With My Family. This comes days after the whopping Berlin market deal where MGM agreed to pay as high as $17.5 million for world rights. Johnson developed it with Kevin Misher and Film4, and he'll produce under his Seven Bucks Productions banner, as well as play a role. The comedy-drama, which will begin… »
Now that we have the director issue being settled for the Batman movie, maybe now we can move into talking about other aspects of the movie. On Friday we tried to imagine Lena Headey as Catwoman, and not too long ago Joe Manganiello posted a pic of some early Deathstroke concept art. Now the actor is back to discuss his character prep, and yes, he.s taking it as seriously as his ab workouts. The actor sat down... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Josh Brolin accidentally revealing an Avengers: Infinity War character, the new Batman director being announced, Star Wars Land and more…
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These weekly Batman movie updates are getting more and more like the 1966 television show.
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- Oli Davis
A few days ago The Magnificent Seven and The Girl on the Train’s Haley Bennett sparked speculation that she could be in line to join Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn as Catwoman in Gotham City Sirens with some posts on social media, and now Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has seemingly expressed her interest in swapping Westeros for the DC Extended Universe with a post on Twitter…
Why the fuck am I not https://t.co/h18ntWykyr
— lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) February 9, 2017
Headey, who will return as Queen Cersei in Game of Thrones season seven this summer, does has previous comic book movie experience with her roles in 300 and Dredd, and while she’s probably a little older than most would expect for Selina Kyle, it would make sense seeing as the Dceu has already opted for an older Batman in Ben Affleck.
Gotham City Sirens is set »
- Gary Collinson
10 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The project, to be written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office, Hello Ladies), was selling at Berlin’s European Film Market, but now MGM has taken worldwide rights in a deal valued at $17.5 million range, sources tell THR.
Johnson, who of »
- Borys Kit
Exclusive: In a whopping Berlin market deal that could be worth as high as $17.5 million, MGM is stepping up big to put a choke hold on world rights for Fighting With My Family. This is the film that Dwayne Johnson developed and will produce under his Seven Bucks Productions banner, as well as play a role in. The film will star Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey and Nick Frost. Wme Global and Bloom are tying down the biggest world rights deal I can remember happening out of… »
Gotham City Sirens is expected to revolve around Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman, but as of right now, we have no idea who's playing the latter two characters. Megan Fox has been rumoured for Ivy, but we've heard nothing concrete on who's being eyed for Selina Kyle. However, a number of actresses have put their names forward with the latest being Game of Thrones star Lena Headey. With the DC Films Universe's Batman older than the rest of the world's heroes, it makes sense that Catwoman would also not be a twenty-something. That makes Headey perfect for the role, while she also looks perfect for the part and is without a doubt more than talented enough to deliver a memorable take on the character. She also has comic book movie experience with 300 and Dredd. Do you think Headey would be a good choice for Catwoman? Let us know in the comments section! »
Why So Serious?
Since the announcement that Ben Affleck was no longer directing The Batman, there have been some rumours about his continued involvement in the franchise, as well as word that Chris Terrio (Argo) has re-written his script. According to a new report from Forbes, Affleck’s script saw a cameo from Jared Leto’s Joker last seen in Suicide Squad as well as a list of other Batman villains. The report also says that Affleck’s script – which he’s been working on for some time – might be scrapped entirely. Read more here.
Following the teaser trailer released during the Super Bowl, Entertainment Weekly dropped some new images from Stranger Things season 2 as well as a synopsis. We won’t post it here in case of spoilers, but you can read more about it here.
- Luke Owen
With Game of Thrones coming to an end soon, the cast is going to have a lot of free time on their hands, and most of them will probably start looking to increase their presence on the big screen. We’ve already seen many of them land sizeable roles in high profile films, but once HBO’s hit series is off the air, they’ll have a lot more openings in their schedules.
Lena Headey is one actress who’s certainly going to be flushed with offers once she finishes up on Game of Thrones, and while she’s already made several notable appearances in theaters, you can bet that she’ll be showing up a lot more once her television commitments come to an end. In fact, fans have been hoping for some time now that she’d join a superhero franchise, and it seems that’s not lost on the actress. »
- Josh Wilding
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s wrestling movie about the WWE Superstar Paige has added two more to its cast.
The film called, Fighting With My Family, will follow Saraya (Paige) and her brother, Zak, who both get the chance to wrestle for the WWE after performing in smaller venues.
The actors join a cast that includes Florence Pugh who will play Paige, and Jack Lowden who will portray Paige’s brother Zak. Headey will play Paige’s mother in the flick. Frost’s role has yet to be been revealed.
- Samuel Brace
Dwayne Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions have wasted no time in firing up the casting process for Fighting With My Family, the WWE comedy-drama to be written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office).
Revolving around the life and career of WWE superstar Paige – played here by newcomer Florence Pugh – Johnson has revealed via Twitter that Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and Nick Frost have climbed on board the embryonic feature. They’ve agreed to terms to portray Paige’s parents, Julia and Ricky, rounding out a cast list that also includes Jack Lowden (Paige’s brother Jack) and Dwayne Johnson himself, who will cameo as The Rock – The People’s Eyebrow and all. Fighting With My Family is without a release date at the moment, but we understand it’ll cover much of the same ground as Brit documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, albeit with a more star-studded lineup. »
- Michael Briers
Deadline reports that Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant’s upcoming wrestling comedy Fighting With My Family has added two more stars to its tale of filial facebusters and familial Frankensteiners. Edgar Wright alum Nick Frost and Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey have both joined the cast of the film, which tracks the rise of WWE wrestler Paige, and her complicated relationship with her parents and brother, all of whom are professional wrestlers as well.
Welcome the brilliant/bad ass @IAMLenaHeadey & the often mistaken as my twin @nickjfrost to our cast. #FightingWithMyFamily @SevenBucksProd pic.twitter.com/q7Y3hvKgse
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 8, 2017
Johnson announced the castings earlier today on Twitter; there’s no word yet what parts either Frost or Headey will play. They’ll join a cast that already includes Florence Pugh as Paige, and Jack Lowden as her brother Zak.
- William Hughes
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