Stephen Merchant Is Directing A Female Wrestling Movie Starring The Rock

Because, friends: why not?

When you think of Stephen Merchant, the long-limbed, bespectacled co-creator of The Office, 'professional wrestling' isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

So needless to say we were surprised to hear that Merchant will be making his big screen directorial with Fight with the Family, a comedy drama centred on British wrestler Paige.

24 year-old Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, came from a family of wrestlers and made her debut aged 13.

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Lady Macbeth actress Florence Pugh will play the lead, alongside former WWE & Hollywood mega star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who will also executive produce the movie.

While Merchant has plenty of directing experience on TV, this is his first time behind the camera for a film. The last time he appeared on the big screen was for 2010's Cemetery Junction alongside former collaborator Ricky Gervais.