Lena Headey's new role in Fighting With My Family
'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey is set to star in Fighting With My Family, which is based on the British sportswoman's rise to fame within her family of wrestlers.
The 43-year-old star will play the film's matriarch according to the film's one of the casts Dwayne Johnson, who shared the news on Twitter.
"Thrilled to have Lena. Amazing actress. The real life matriarch she plays is as loving and tough as they come," Johnson wrote.
Actor Nick Frost has also joined the star cast of the movie.
The two actors come aboard the project only one day after the film was announced.
It will tell the story of a family of wrestlers, with their dreams seeming to come true when the son and daughter (played by Jack Lowden and
Florence Pugh) get a chance to compete in the WWE.
The project, based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers, makes a lot of sense for
Johnson, who first found fame as the professional wrestler The Rock. The film will start principal photography in Los Angeles and London this
Johnson most recently voiced the character Maui in Disney's animated film Moana and starred in Central Intelligence. The coming year will be a
big one for him on the big screen, with The Fate of the Furious, Baywatch and Jumanji all hitting theaters. He's repped by WME and Gang, Tyre.
Pugh is a rising star who appears in the Netflix series 'Marcella' and also stars in the upcoming film Lady Macbeth, which premiered at the
Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews. She's repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates in the UK and Bloom Hergott. Lowden soon will be seen in Amma Assante's A United Kingdom and Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk. He also appeared in the War & Peace mini-series in 2016. Johnson is set for a supporting role in the film, as well as executive producing through his company Seven Bucks Production.