Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White and Harris Dickinson will play the three world-famous Von Erich siblings that ‘The Iron Claw’ is based on.
Following his hot chef breakout on The Bear, dirtbag boyfriend icon Jeremy Allen White has already landed his next big project: the role of Kerry Von Erich in The Iron Claw, an upcoming A24 movie about the American wrestling family dynasty. While Kerry was the most well-known of his family, a full three generations of Von Erichs were wrestling champions — in 2009 they were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame — though their later misfortune sparked rumours that they were victims of a deadly curse.
Though little has been revealed about her role for the time being, Pam & Tommy star Lily James is the latest addition to the film’s all-star cast joining Zac Efron (who will be Kevin Von Erich), and Triangle of Sadness’ Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich. But what is this movie going to be about? What actually happened to the Von Erich family? And when can we inject it directly into our eyeballs? Here’s everything you need to know about A24’s The Iron Claw.
What is the plot of The Iron Claw?
The film is based on the true story of the Von Erich family. The patriarch of the family, Fritz Von Erich, rose to fame in the world of professional wrestling by playing villainous ‘heel’ characters. When Fritz died of cancer aged 68 in 1997, five of his six sons had already passed before him — a combination of suicides, electrocution and mysterious circumstances which naturally led to talk of a ‘family curse’. Sean Durkin, who will write and direct the film, has described it as a “family portrait, about a wrestling family who revolutionised the sport and then suffered tragedy.”
When is the release date?
With the film still in production, it’s hard to say. Let’s hope for something in the realm of 2023?