The Iron Claw is a movie about the rise and fall of the legendary Von Erich family, who made a huge impact on the sport of professional wrestling in the 1960s. The title of the movie is based on Von Erich’s finishing hold, and now it seems the film is already generating Oscar-worthy buzz.
The film is set to star Zac Efron, who will play Kevin Von Erich in the movie. Besides Zac Efron, the film will feature the likes of pro wrestling legend Ric Flair and AEW World Champion MJF.
Pro wrestling veteran Chavo Guerrero is the wrestling coordinator for the upcoming film, which will be releasing sometime this year. Sean Durkin is serving as writer and director.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman, Chavo Guerrero talked about the upcoming film. Guerrero stated that it will definitely be worth of The Oscars.
“I definitely think you’re going to see something very Oscar-worthy … The same feel as ‘The Wrestler,’ [it] obviously could be, because of that story.
That story could be very tragic, and we could just totally just harp on that. Or you can play both sides. So this is really up to the director, Sean, how he wants to edit that, which, I believe I will be helping him edit the wrestling scenes.”
The film will also mark MJF’s acting debut and fans are certainly quite excited about the upcoming project. We will have to wait and see how the film will turn out.
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