While Paige might be absent from Monday Night RAW at the moment, she still holds a valuable presence within the company thanks to Total Divas. Now her story is set to make the jump to feature film courtesy of a legendary WWE superstar.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson's production company (Seven Bucks Productions) is teaming up with Misher Films, WWE Studios, and Film4 to adapt the story in a film called "Fighting With My Family" (via Deadline). The project is being written, directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office), and will be executive produced by Merchant, Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia. Kevin Misher (Misher Films) and Michael Luisi (WWE Studios) will produce.
The official description for the project is below.
"Film follows the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for the WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings."
The Rock got involved with the project after seeing a documentary about the family several years ago. “Back in 2012, I was in my hotel room in London and stumbled across a documentary on a local UK channel,” said Johnson. “Not only was I intrigued by this loving and wild family, but I also felt it’s the kind of narrative that would make an amazing movie. The Knights’ journey is a universal one that all families are familiar with. I relate to Saraya (Paige) and her wrestling family on such a personal level and it means so much that I can help tell their story.”
“What an incredible opportunity for WWE Studios to partner with revered WWE Superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to bring the compelling, heartwarming and often hilarious family story of WWE Superstar Paige to audiences worldwide,” said Luisi. “Stephen Merchant has such a keen creative eye and we are thrilled to work with Daniel Battsek and his team at Film4, Kevin Misher, to bring for the very first time the tale of one of our own to the big screen.”