Get ready to step into the squared circle ahead of schedule, wrestling fans! A24 is delivering a body slam of excitement as they’ve announced early screenings for the highly anticipated wrestling drama, “The Iron Claw,” starring none other than Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White. Mark your calendars for December 13, nine days before the nationwide release on December 22.
This movie doesn’t just boast Hollywood heartthrobs; the Iron Claw cast also features Harris Dickinson, Stanley Simons, Maura Tierney, and includes the talents of Holt McCallany and Lily James.
“The Iron Claw” tells the gripping true story of the Von Erich brothers, a legendary trio who left an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling during the cutthroat era of the early 1980s. Through trials, tribulations, and the looming shadow of their formidable father and coach, these brothers strive for immortality on the grandest stage in sports.
In the film, Zac Efron takes on the role of Kevin Von Erich, and it seems the experience left him with a newfound appreciation for the world of pro wrestling. In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Efron expressed his fascination with the sport, acknowledging the dedication and challenges that wrestlers face. He also shared a delightful tidbit about his childhood, revealing that his parents weren’t exactly thrilled when he and his little brother mimicked wrestling moves after watching matches on TV.
But the real icing on the cake was when Kevin Von Erich himself attended the Dallas premiere of “The Iron Claw.” He praised Efron’s portrayal and noted the dedication of the cast to their roles, recognizing their commitment to their craft. When asked if he had given Efron any advice, the wrestling legend humbly acknowledged Efron’s star power, suggesting that the Hollywood sensation didn’t need any guidance.
With early screenings just around the corner, wrestling fans and movie buffs alike are in for a treat. “The Iron Claw” promises to deliver a gripping, action-packed tale of one of professional wrestling’s most iconic families, as well as a newfound respect for the sport itself. So, grab your tickets and get ready for a cinematic body slam like no other!
If you’re a fan of wrestling or sports dramas, are you excited to see “The Iron Claw”? What are your thoughts on Zac Efron’s portrayal of Kevin Von Erich and the cast’s dedication to their roles in this film? Leave us a comment.