Fighting With My Family trailer: Stephen Merchant's wrestling film based on a true story
Apart from directing Cemetary Juncton in 2010, Stephen Merchant has usually stuck to directing on TV, or in acting. He's popped up in quite unexpected places with appearances in Logan and The Girl in the Spider's Web, and his second feature film, Fighting With My Family, is gearing up for release next year. He calls on a couple of his friends, with Dwayne Johnson and Vince Vaughn and it also stars Nick Frost and Florence Pugh. Check out the first trailer for Fighting With My Family above now to see more.
The film is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family and tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country.
Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings. Wrestling has always kept this family together --but now it could tear them apart.
Merchant also penned the script and the supporting cast also features Lena Headey, Jack Lowden with Merchant himself.
Fighting With The Family appears in UK cinemas on March 1st 2019.