Vince Vaughn is the latest actor to have signed up to Stephen Merchant’s professional wrestling movie ‘Fighting with my Family’.
The movie, which is being produced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions company under the banners of Film4 and WWE Studios, cast Lena Headey and Nick Frost in central roles only last week, with Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden being announced for the central roles only days prior.
The film is set to be a dramatic adaptation of the Channel 4 documentary of the same name, and will tell the true-to-life story of current WWE star Paige’s rise to fame as a part of a family of professional wrestlers.
Vaughn’s role in the film has not yet been revealed.
Johnson posted the following post on Instagram to announce the news:
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