Lena Headey & Nick Frost Join WWE's Paige Movie

A star-studded line-up for Fighting With My Family.

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Following on from Tuesday's news that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is producing (and will play a cameo role) in a new movie chronicling the true story of former WWE Divas Champion Paige and her pro-wrestling family, two new actors have signed on to play crucial roles.

Deadline reports that Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has been cast as Paige's mother, Julia Hamer-Bevis, who remains active on the independent circuit today.

Shaun Of The Dead's Nick Frost will appear alongside her, and while his role hasn't yet been announced yet, he'll like play Paige's father Ian Bevis, another wrestler and reformed British gangster.

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The Falling actress Florence Pugh will play Paige herself, while Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, '71) will portray her brother Zak. Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) will write and direct the picture, with The Rock's Seven Bucks Productions sharing production duties with WWE Films.

Titled Fighting With My Family, the film is based on The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, a 2012 Channel 4 documentary charting Paige and her family on their journey through wrestling.

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Like the documentary, the movie is expected to focus on Paige and Zak's quest to become WWE superstars, and the strain and stress it brought their family along the way.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.