DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has loved the ''bat s**t bananas'' reaction to 'Fighting With My Family'.

The WWE legend has returned to his ''wrestling roots'' to produce the new comedy drama based on the life of former women's champion Paige, and he admitted he holds a ''deep connection'' to the movie.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: ''Audience buzz surrounding our film #FightingWithMyFamily has been absolutely bat s**t bananas.

''Deep connection to my wrestling roots, so this one was an honor to develop and produce.

''What a brilliant cast led by our shining stars @florencepugh & @j_a_lowden And writer/director @stephenmerchant. (sic)''

Directed and written by Stephen Merchant, the movie stars Florence Pugh as Saraya 'Paige' Bevis' alongside Jack Lowden has her brother Zak, while Nick Frost and Lena Headey play their parents Patrick and Julia.

In another post reflecting on his passion for the film, Johnson revealed he has wanted to make the project for a long time.

He said: ''I watched a gritty documentary back in 2012 about @realpaigewwe and immediately identified with her crazy, loving wrestling family, because they reminded me of my own crazy wrestling family.

''I thought this this documentary would make a crowd pleasing movie one day - years later, here we are.

''I'm very happy for our hard working, brilliant cast and filmmakers. You guys earned every cheer that comes your way on this one.''

'Fighting With My Family' will hit the big screen on February 14 in the US, with its UK release following on February 27.