The Von Erich family ruled the world of wrestling for quite some time, and it was just a matter of time before someone told their tale. Sean Durkin took matters into his own hands, and the first trailer for his upcoming film The Iron Claw starring Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White is finally here.
Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) joined forces with A24 to tell the tale of the highest highs and the lowest lows of the Von Erichs clan. They entered the world of wrestling during the ’60s and ruled it for quite some time, but their professional success was followed by many personal tragedies, sparking the talk about the Von Erichs curse.
The first trailer for this project is set to the beat of Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, and it sees the dynasty’s two most popular wrestlers – Kevin and Kerry Von Erich – using camaraderie to overcome their wrestling opponents and their own bullying father.
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White lead the way as Kevin and Kerry Von Erich, while the supporting cast includes Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Maura Tierney as Doris Von Erich, and Lily James as Kevin’s wife, Pam Adkisson.
The Iron Claw will be released by A24 on December 22.