Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh
***HEROES OF THE HOUR***
A young woman follows her dream of becoming a professional wrestler …
There’ll be a croissant and coffee on the house to buoy you up for a little strong language in this biographical sports comedy drama. Based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, by director Max Fisher, depicting the WWE career of professional wrestler Paige, it stars Florence (Lady Macbeth) Pugh as the wrestler. It was produced by wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who also appears in the film.
The story starts in 2002 when 10-year-old Zak Bevis is engrossed by a WWF (now WWE) King of the Ring pay-per-view event until his younger sister Saraya changes channel whereupon the siblings wrestle, urged on by their parents Rick and Julia. Rick books the children for their first wrestling match where Saraya, initially reluctant to wrestle a boy, goes on to win as planned. At 18 Saraya and Zak help their parents train prospective wrestlers while working toward their own promotion. The ring is set for an extraordinary story to be fought out.
Advance tickets will be available at the Tourist Information Office until close of business on Friday 20th September, and online until 8.00am Sunday 22nd September.