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'Action': Film crew in Norwich shooting new comedy drama

Filming's been taking place in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Filming's been taking place in Norwich for a comedy drama about a local wrestler who's had huge success in America.

Saraya Bevis fights in the States under the name Paige.

Legendary wrestling figure Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was so impressed with her story that he decided to make a film about her, based on a Channel 4 documentary: 'The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family.'

Stephen Merchant outside Norwich Market Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's being filmed in America and in England. The writer and director is actor and comedian Stephen Merchant.

Stephen Merchant in Norwich while filming takes place. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think it's very exciting, it'll be exciting to see who is in it and it's nice to see Norwich is being used as part of a scene. I don't know what the film is about. I've heard of him (The Rock) he's very good looking, I think he was in The Mummy."

– Linda Gray, from Norwich

"She's really sweet, very kind, the whole family is lovely and they've done so much for Norwich. She is definitely a superstar."

– Harriet Stebbing, female wrestler, Norwich