The Iron Claw

2023
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Title: The Iron Claw

Original Title: The Iron Claw

Year: 2023

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 09 2024
  • United States: December 22 2023

Plot

Based on true events, it tells how the inseparable Von Erich brothers made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow From their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek unparalleled immortality on sport's biggest stage.

This biographical sports film mainly focuses on the life of professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich, played by Zac Efron. The wrestling dynasty from the 1980s onwards that was enormously successful and popularized professional wrestling. with an iron claw. However, they not only had to fight inside the ring, but also fight the "Von Erich curse" outside of it.

It was written and directed by Sean Durkin and produced and distributed by A24, with Juliette Howell and Angus Lamont producing for House Productions. Along with Zac Efron we will also see Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Holt McCallany and Lily James in the cast.

The film began principal photography in Baton Rouge in October 2022. Marshall Von Erich said he was encouraged by the presence of Chavo Guerrero as a wrestling consultant on set in terms of the production trying to portray accuracy.

'The Iron Claw' will be released in the United States on December 22, 2023.

Cast

Director:

Sean Durkin Sean Durkin

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany

Fritz Von Erich

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Kevin Von Erich

Harris Dickinson

Harris Dickinson

David Von Erich

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Doris Von Erich

Michael Harney

Michael Harney

Bill Mercer

Jeremy Allen White

Jeremy Allen White

Kerry Von Erich

Videos

'The Iron Claw' Trailer 2:22

'The Iron Claw' Trailer

October 11 2023

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Trivia

End of the strike at the premiere

The film had its world premiere in Dallas, Texas the same evening that the SAG-AFTRA strike ended. Many of the actors found out the news through journalists on the red carpet.

Tragic history

The Patriarch of the Van Erich family, Fritz, died of cancer in his Denton County home in 1997 at the age of 68; five of his six sons had predeceased him.

What happened to the absent brother?

Chris Von Erich was also an aspiring wrestler involved in minor angles with his brothers during the 1980s, although nothing major due to his age. However, upon reaching adulthood, he did not grow tall enough and was therefore considered too short and not athletic enough to become a major star like his brothers Kerry, Kevin and David.

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