The rumors that we had the opportunity to hear since October are now officially confirmed. The film “Fighting with My Family” will feature a grand premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 28th as a surprise screening, while it comes in the cinemas on February 14th. The film is a production venture by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks-MGM.
“Fighting with My Family” is a debut film by Seven Bucks at the Sundance Film Festival. Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, in cooperation with Hiram Garcia and director Stephen Merchant, invested a lot of effort into this project. Otherwise, the film has already attracted the attention of a large number of fans, so they can hope for success.
This movie, represents not only a collaboration of many people, but also several production companies, such as Film4 and, of course, Seven Bucks production.
The film is linked to The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family movie from 2012. Dwayne received the inspiration for this film from a story about Paige, a girl who becomes a professional wrestler. Paige story immediately interested Johnson and he was impressed by her and her family. Paige’s life story reminded him of his own life. In some way, this is a story that is classic and which talks about the struggle of young people for their place in society. The film is intended for all people who find themselves in his storyline. The movie presents the way of young Paige, who becomes one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE. As most fans of Dwayne Johnson know, he was a professional wrestler like many members of his family, such as his father and grandfather, while his grandmother is also associated with wrestling. Interestingly, Dwayne’s father, Rocky Johnson was the first black man to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) with his team. Savelina Fanene, perhaps better known under her pseudonym Nia Jax, who is Dwayne’s cousin, is also a professional wrestler.
As for the roles in the movie, the main actors are Florence Pugh who plays Paige and Jack Lowden acting as her brother Zak Knight. They are wrestlers in the movie, who are given the opportunity to show their skills in WWE. Unfortunately, only Paige is selected, and she is going through a difficult period because she has to leave her family, but she still remains strong and continues to fight for her them. In addition to Florence and Jack, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and, of course, Dwayne Johnson appears in the film.
As we said earlier, a huge team worked on this project. We think of several producers and several productions. Among the producers, there are Kevin Misher, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Merchant, and Michael J. Luisi. EPs are Andy Berman, Hiram Garcia, Daniel Battsek, Tracey Josephs, David Kosse, and Rhodri Thomas. As for the labels, there are also MGM and Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Film4, The Ink Factory, WWE Studios, and Misher Films Productions.
With this film, Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions continued the tradition of producing high-quality and popular movie mods with titles such as “Jungle Cruise” in collaboration with Disney, “Hobbs and Shaw” in collaboration with Universal Pictures, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle “that they made together with Sony, then New Line’s Rampage, and Legendary’s Skyscraper, while The King collaborated with Warner Brothers Production and another film that they shot together with Universal Pictures, which is”Red Notice”. They also worked with Netflix on the film “John Henry and The Statesmen”.
Apart from collaborative work with large productions in the film industry, Seven Bucks Productions has collaborated and currently collaborates with major TV productions such as HBO in the TV series “Ballers”, with BET for “Finding Justice”, then with Paramount Picture on the “Rock the Troops “, with HBO for the documentary”Rock and a Hard Place”and the recently premiered”The Titan Games“with NBC. This enough tells about the success that Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia have achieved with Seven Bucks.