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Dwayne's film on wrestler set for India release

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Wrestler-actor-producer Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock's film titled "Fighting with My Family", which is based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paiges life and her wrestling obsessed family, is set to release on April 5 in India.

Produced by Dwayne, the film is being brought to India by Universal Pictures International India and MGM Studios, read a statement.

The film is directed and written by Stephen Merchant and stars Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne.

The story behind "Fighting with My Family" begins with a documentary.

In 2012, Dwayne was filming "Fast and Furious 6" in London. Unable to fall asleep, he turned on the television and began watching a non-fiction film titled "The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family".

It followed a young woman, Saraya Bevis, who fought under the name Paige, and her outrageous, wrestling-obsessed family.

Dwayne, who founded and runs production company Seven Bucks Productions, immediately recognised the potential in the documentary.

"It had something special that resonated with me, and I thought it could be turned into a really compelling movie," Dwayne said.

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First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 16:38 IST
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