The Iron Claw Trailer: Zac Efron Takes on His Most Gritty Role

A24 Presents the Gritty World of Wrestling in The Iron Claw Trailer, Starring Jeremy Allen White and Zac Efron, Directed by BAFTA Nominee Sean Durkin. Delve into the Saga of the Legendary Von Erich Family, Wrestling Icons with a Tragic Tale. In Theaters December 22.

The trailer vividly portrays the soaring triumphs and devastating setbacks of the Von Erichs, both within the wrestling ring and in their personal lives, offering glimpses of a complex family dynamic. This extensive preview also transports viewers to a bygone era, evoking a sense of nostalgia for a past decade and a different era in professional wrestling history.

In The Iron Claw, the narrative is anchored in the ascent of the Von Erichs, whose indelible mark on professional wrestling spans from the 1960s and reverberates to the present, influencing how wrestlers present themselves and perform in the ring. This includes the portrayal of future legend Ric Flair. Yet, amidst their triumphs, tragedy intertwined with their lives.

Efron portrays Kevin, the sole surviving son of Fritz Von Erich (Holt McCallany, Mindhunter). Three of Fritz’s sons, including Kerry (White) and Mike (Stanley Simons, Message Not Received), succumbed to suicide.

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David Von Erich (Harris Dickinson, The King’s Man) passed away from an illness, while Fritz’s eldest, Jack Jr., met a tragic end in an accidental drowning. Lily James (Downton Abbey) takes on the role of Kevin’s wife, Pam.

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AEW fan-favorite MJF, in a significant cinematic debut, embodies Lance Von Erich, a distinctive role as Lance was not related to the Von Erichs and was merely portraying a character. Maura Tierney (The Affair) commands the screen as the family’s matriarch, Doris Von Erich.

The winter release date, coupled with A24’s esteemed reputation and Durkin’s acclaimed directorial prowess showcased in the Elizabeth Olsen thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, sets the stage for potential awards recognition and heightens the anticipation surrounding The Iron Claw’s poignant family saga.

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