Fresh off his stirring turn in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, Vince Vaughn has been cast in Dwayne Johnson’s wrestling movie, Fighting With My Family.
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.
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Our @sevenbucksprod is excited to welcome Vince Vaughn to our #FightingWithMyFamily cast. He loved the script and sank his teeth into it embodying this character. He's playing a man who I know all too well and those of you who follow wrestling history know well too. 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. 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. More casting news to come. Production starts tomorrow. Let's shoot! #FightingWithMyFamily #VinceVaughn #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms #SquaredCircleDNA
The confirmed cast so far includes Florence Pugh as Paige, Jack Lowden as Paige’s brother Zak, and Headey as Paige’s mother. Frost’s role has yet to be been revealed.