Fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alum Kim Matula (ex-Hope) who were sad when her sitcom, LA TO VEGAS was cancelled after just one season can look forward to the actress showing off her comedic flair in the upcoming movie, Fighting With My Family, when it premieres on Friday, Feb. 22! “This film is funny, it’s moving, and I’m proud to have been a part of it,” she shared on Instagram. “I can’t wait for you guys to see it.”
The film is based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, which depicted the career of professional wrestler Paige, who won the WWE Divas Championship in 2014. This version stars actress Florence Pugh as Paige, and the cast also includes Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as himself! Kim Matula plays the character of Jeri-Lynn, and she shared a quick clip of one of her hilarious moments in the movie.
Matula got her big break when she landed the role of Hope Logan on B&B in 2010, earning a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2014. While she left the soap in December of 2014, the actress did pop back for a couple brief guest appearances in 2015 and 2016, although the role was eventually recast with Annika Noelle in 2018 when the character was brought back full-time.
After leaving daytime, Matula found success in primetime with the role of Tiffany in the second season of Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed series UnREAL and in 2018 starred as Ronnie in FOX’s LA TO VEGAS. And now she’s hitting the big screen in Fighting With My Family! “An honor for me to play a small part in Paige’s career-defining moment, as well as bringing her family’s fascinating story to the big screen,” Matula expressed.
Fighting With My Family, written and directed by British comedian Stephen Merchant (THE OFFICE), has already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, but will be in theaters near you starting on Feb. 22. So make sure to check it out. And for a real taste of the whole movie, you can watch this official trailer first!
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