Fighting With My Family, the new project from WWE Studios, The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions and Stephen Merchant of The Office fame, based on Paige’s family story, was only announced yesterday, but it already sounds pretty amazing.
Yesterday’s reveal of the two young actors playing Paige and her brother Zak was interesting, but it’s hard to get too excited about a couple of names with whom the world at large doesn’t have that much familiarity.
Tonight, Dwayne Johnson unveiled a couple of talents with whom a lot of people are very familiar. That’s because one of them is an Emmy-nominated lead in one of the biggest shows on television, Game of Thrones, and the other has been involved in numerous fan favorite movies and shows, notably Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End).
Welcome the brilliant/bad ass @IAMLenaHeadey & the often mistaken as my twin @nickjfrost to our cast. #FightingWithMyFamily @SevenBucksProd pic.twitter.com/q7Y3hvKgse— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 8, 2017
Though their roles haven’t been confirmed, the assumption, from me and pretty much everyone, is that they’ll play Paige’s parents. Which means that Cersei FREAKING Lannister is Sweet Saraya Knight.
Let that soak in for a second.
Despite the comedic backgrounds of Frost, Merchant and Rocky himself (who’s rumored for a large cameo role), Johnson has been referring to Fighting With My Family as a “gritty drama” on Twitter.
That is, when he’s not arguing with Merchant about who’s taller and who smells better.
Whatever it is, for something I didn’t know even existed 48 hours ago, I’m pretty damn excited for this.