- The Iron Claw, distributed by A24, follows the tragic true story of the wrestling Von Erich family.
- Actors including Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, and Harris Dickinson trained extensively for their roles in the film.
- The stars have expressed interest in participating in a real WWE match.
Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, and other cast members of the upcoming sports drama The Iron Claw would be excited to step into a real WWE ring and join a fight. Directed by Sean Durkin, The Iron Claw explores the rise of the Von Erich family within the professional wrestling world of WWE, along with the numerous tragedies they experienced. Efron, White, and Harris Dickinson have all confessed their willingness to participate in an actual wrestling match after undergoing extensive training for their roles.
The film’s remarkable ensemble consists of Efron as Kevin Von Erich, White as Kerry Von Erich, Dickinson as David Von Erich, Maura Tierney as Doris Von Erich, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maxwell Jacob Friedman as Lance Von Erich, and Lily James as Pam Adkisson.
While the actors had to train diligently for their roles as wrestlers, The Iron Claw will provide as much focus on the shadier aspects of the Von Erich family’s lives as their in-ring exploits. The family’s story outside of professional wrestling, including handling the darkness that enveloped them, is the heart of the film, according to Efron. In a discussion with Entertainment Weekly, he stated, “But really, at its core, this movie’s an incredible story about family, love, loss, and ultimately the triumph of a man who tries to break the cycle of this crazy curse.”
The Iron Claw, distributed by A24, is set to premiere on December 22, 2023. Check out the trailer below: