The Rock Discusses Why Studios Passed On "Fighting With My Family"

The Rock details the trouble he had getting "Fighting With My Family" sold to a studio.

While "Fighting With My Family" is set to release nationwide on Feb. 14, the movie had to get through a couple of stumbling blocks before it got to this point. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, The Rock revealed that studios passed on "Fighting With My Family" due to it's content.

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"We wanted a studio to buy into it, and no one did," said Rock. "We got passed on everywhere. It was a small British comedy about a crazy wrestling family that wasn't famous."

Dany Garcia, The Rock's co-CEO at Seven Bucks Production, offered a more direct reason. 

 "Wrestling is the conduit for Paige's journey And that has a certain stigma," said Garcia.

"Fighting With My Family" is based on the life of former Divas Champion and current WWE superstar Paige. The Rock decided to film and produce the movie after seeing a documentary on Paige's family. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.

Fightful got an early look at the film. You can find our full review here.

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