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PAIGE film "Fighting With My Family" produced by The Rock

  • 07-02-2017 10:41pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 41,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Lord TSC


    WWE, Film4 and The Rock are teaming up to do a film version of Channel 4 British documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family. Stephen Merchant writing and directing. Yes, they are doing a film based on the life of Paige....

    http://screencrush.com/johnson-merchant-paige-movie/


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,585 ✭✭✭ Jerichoholic


    They should do a comedy about herself and Del Rio, based on Sid and Nancy


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    What a strange collaboration.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,065 ✭✭✭ leggo


    That could be a REALLY good film! If you know about the Knight family, you'll know there's a lot of material to work with there if they do it right.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,924 ✭✭✭ Monokne


    Paige's WWE career has 9 lives. She'll be under contract for YEARS now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    Maybe the whole thing with Del Rio is a stunt to get more material for the movie?

    Genius!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,599 ✭✭✭ SureYWouldntYa


    When I first seen that I was sure it was from kayfabe news or similar

    Mad, good but mad


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,306 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    So now that The Rock and Stephen Merchant are making a film based on her family Paige hints to TMZ she may consider a move into MMA (ADR's company) after her WWE contract runs out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,290 ✭✭✭✭ gerrybbadd


    Lena Heady has been announced as Saraya Knight for this movie. Great casting choice. Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead fame will play Paige's dad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,931 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Lena Heady has been announced as Saraya Knight for this movie. Great casting choice. Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead fame will play Paige's dad.

    I'd say Paige's family are insane in real life. Never saw the doc

    On a sort of relate thing is the Chris benoit movie still being made ???.

    I wonder what other wrestler movies could be made ?. Although Micky Rourkes The Wrestler was 100% fictional I loved it


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,290 ✭✭✭✭ gerrybbadd


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    I'd say Paige's family are insane in real life. Never saw the doc

    On a sort of relate thing is the Chris benoit movie still being made ???.

    I wonder what other wrestler movies could be made ?. Although Micky Rourkes The Wrestler was 100% fictional I loved it

    Jake Robert's life story would be great as a movie. Really depressing though.

    I think a Kayfabe Undertaker / Kane story would be fantastic


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,610 ✭✭✭✭ ERG89


    PTH2009 wrote:
    On a sort of relate thing is the Chris benoit movie still being made ???.


    Poor Liev Schreiber has been linked with that role a while. It's not an easy role even if you go into him changing the ending is darker than 10 seasons of Black Mirror endings combined.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ jaykhunter


    mod note: moved all the posts about this into one thread!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ jaykhunter


    A lot of big names involved, really interested to see how it turns out. Love Stephen Merchant from his Ricky Gervais & Portal 2 stuff, glad to see him getting more substantial work.

    Note that WWE Studios and Film 4 are involved so that looks really good for Paige's WWE career (since she's been out with her neck injury she seems to be in a downward spiral with del rio, 2 wellness violations). WWE definitely see the marketing potential for her, despite the scary reports coming out. Got star written all over her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    jaykhunter wrote: »
    A lot of big names involved, really interested to see how it turns out. Love Stephen Merchant from his Ricky Gervais & Portal 2 stuff, glad to see him getting more substantial work.

    Note that WWE Studios and Film 4 are involved so that looks really good for Paige's WWE career (since she's been out with her neck injury she seems to be in a downward spiral with del rio, 2 wellness violations). WWE definitely see the marketing potential for her, despite the scary reports coming out. Got star written all over her.

    Yeah, Paige is going to be pushed to the moon with this. Big Hollywood movie with Rock, Cersei and Stephan Merchant attached? WWE will be wetting themselves over that kind of mainstream exposure.

    Any further wellness violations might be quietly swept under the carpet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ ShagNastii


    ERG89 wrote: »
    Poor Liev Schreiber has been linked with that role a while. It's not an easy role even if you go into him changing the ending is darker than 10 seasons of Black Mirror endings combined.

    Am disappointed it looks like this will fail to get off the ground. Love Schreiber and think he'd be great in the role.

    It's a fairly fascinating story. How would you tell it? Everytime I think of Benoit and the whole incident I look at it differently. One day I'll feel completely sorry and see Benoit as a mentally ill tragedy. The next day I can see him like most, as a heartless murderer.

    It could be tonally not unlike Foxcatcher.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,306 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    How long has she left on her WWE contract?

    Is this part of the reason she has been trying to get fired I wonder this project isn't something that happened over night I'd guess this has been going on behind the scenes since before she and ADR went on their benders.


    Will she purposelessly fail another wellness test to get her third strike so then be fired.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,372 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Lena Heady has been announced as Saraya Knight for this movie. Great casting choice. Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead fame will play Paige's dad.

    Who is playing Paige or is it herself?

    Skins and Maze Runner actress Kaya Scodelario could be a good choice or will it be UK's royal uncrowned princess Keira Knightley


  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ bobby_says_hi


    Keira Knightley is far too old to be Paige. She looks great but she's in her thirties, and Paige was signed when she was 20. Kaya Scodelario would be a great choice. But there may also be a great unknown actress who could do so much with the role.

    The documentary was interesting, and the Knights are a wacky family. Saraya apparently wrestled for six months before she realised she was pregnant. There was a load of conflict between Paige and her brother, who both tried out around the same time. She's signed instantly, while he's told to get in shape.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,306 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Who is playing Paige or is it herself?


    Florence Pugh is down to play her.

    Florence+Pugh+BFI+London+Film+Festival+Awards+O9cO3buIgF9l.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    Florence Pugh is down to play her.

    Dye the hair black, throw on half a gallon of eyeshadow and shout "This is my house!"

    Boom, you got yourself a Paige.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ jaykhunter


    Ha ha, yeah. Although she'd better do some wrestling training. Could be a disaster otherwise, they'd have at least a few scenes with her in the ring; especially as the film's main audience would be wrestling fans!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,453 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    What type of movie are we talking? Lifetime/Hallmark showing on Movies24 a few months after it's finished? A straight to dvd/vod movie? Or least likely, a WWE films cinematic release?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,372 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    What type of movie are we talking? Lifetime/Hallmark showing on Movies24 a few months after it's finished? A straight to dvd/vod movie? Or least likely, a WWE films cinematic release?

    I think with The Rock and Stephen Merchant involved it will get a cinema release, maybe festival circuits first to see how it is received


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭ brick tamland


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Jake Robert's life story would be great as a movie. Really depressing though.

    Already been made that one, its called The Wrestler. :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,138 ✭✭✭✭ CSF


    I think it's mad to see the people involved in this, I can't see how this appeals to anyone outside the biggest WWE fans.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Bounty Hunter


    The Rock's name is getting this made. Frost is a huge wrestling fan iirc and Lena Heady while huge due to her role in Game of Thrones would be mad to turn down a leading role in a movie considering most of her other work isn't as big or at least in as big a role, her last non GOTs show for example was the Danger Mouse remake which while a cult classic is not exactly the same as a lead role in a big movie. The Rock having even a cameo is massive for promotional purposes as is the free advertising WWE would offer with their own shows and it would easily be the biggest movie in turns of being a potential money maker WWE Films would have the chance of getting involved in. Merchant too outside of being popular due to his having co-created the Office is probably only known for Hello Ladies in the states. This project just seems like a win win for everyone involved.

    Thinking back to Paiges posdcast with Stone Cold and you can't help but think her life would be littered with screen worthy scenes and not just the obvious her mum wrestling while pregnant with her. I remember her talking about being sent off on her own at like 13 to wrestle in Scandinavia etc there is a reason Paige comes across as a bit abnormal these days (as she and ADR write the sequel in real life atm).


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    even in daniel bryans book he talks about seeing paiges dad and brothers beat someone up in the locker room


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ JoeyReagan


    Good for her, hard worker who has paid untold dues, I feel bad that she was pushed to one side for the new generation of talent which I feel led to her current problems with the company.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,805 ✭✭✭ grames_bond


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,453 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Nick Frost as HHH and Lena reprising her sarah connor role


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