Independent wrestler and second generation star Tessa Blanchard noted on instagram that she has finished filming ‘Fighting With My Family’
Fighting with My Family is an upcoming comedy-drama film based off the life of WWE superstar Paige and the 2012 Lambent Productions documentary, The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family. It will be directed and written by Stephen Merchant, with Dwayne Johnson executive producing and also appearing in the film.
Florence Pugh will play the role of Paige while independent wrestler will play the role of a wrestler that is based off of AJ Lee.
Other stars in the film include Lena Headey as Julia “Sweet Saraya” Bevis, Saraya’s mother, Nick Frost as Patrick “Rowdy Ricky Knight” Bevis, Saraya’s father, Jack Lowden as Zak “Zodiac” Bevis, Saraya’s older brother, Vince Vaughn, Ellie Gonsalves, and Aqueela Zoll who was apart of the diva search that gave WWE Lana, Eva Marie, and JoJo.
Tessa Blanchard was a stand in/stunt double for Florence as she played Paige in the movie. Blanchard wrestled a match against Thea Trinidad after RAW on February 21st, 20017 that was filmed for the movie.
That's a wrap! It's back to America and what a crazy time it's been working with #FightingWithMyFamily ❤ @stephenmerchant and #KevinMischer have such a passionate vision it's hard to not feel inspired while on set. The crew behind the camera make this journey so smooth; they are such a blessing! @florencepugh who is an absolute angel, she has taken on such a huge task and embodies this role so exquisitely. She is truly taking it to the next level and you guys are going to fall in love with her! And the man with a plan, @therock 💪🏽 I don't think I've ever met someone so hard working. He has project after project during project going on, but he is down to earth, the perfect balance of crazy and cool, and so invested in all aspects of every person and every detail. It's been so motivating working on and getting to help tell the inspiring aspects of the Knight Families story. There might be everything in the world telling you that you can't do something; every obstacle holding you back. Comparison will eat you alive, you are the first you, figure out who exactly that is and run with it. Be the hardest worker in the room and have everything you do make a beneficial impact. Climb the ladder and if you want it, work for it! #FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds #MischerFilms