The Iron Claw

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The story of a pro wrestling family trying to shake off their curse and make history

The Von Erich family is known as a dynasty. This family of professional wrestlers has dominated the ring from the 1960s onward. They are known for their signature move - the iron claw wrestling hold. In the 1980s, the Von Erich brothers were looking to make their own mark on the sport. But before beating any contender in the ring, they must survive their belligerent father and coach.

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What to know

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White unite for this professional wrestling drama from A24

The Iron Claw is an upcoming biographical sports movie produced by A24, BBC Films, and Access Entertainment. The movie is based on the life of the professional wrestling family, the Von Erichs, and in particular, Kevin Von Erich. The movie is directed and written by Sean Durkin, best known for his movies Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest. He also directed three episodes of the Prime Video series Dead Ringers

The Iron Claw features an impressive ensemble cast that is led by Zac Efron who stars as Kevin Von Erich. Efron first came to fame by starring in High School Musical but has since taken on more dramatic roles such as playing Ted Bundy in the movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Jeremy Allen White, best known for his performance in the TV show, The Bear, stars as Kerry Von Erich. Harris Dickinson plays David, while Maura Tierney plays Doris Von Erich. The cast also includes Holt McCallany, Lily James, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Brady Pierce, Cazzey Louis Cereghino, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Ryan Nemeth.

Production News

  • June 16, 2022
    • It is reported that director Sean Durkin and actor Zac Efron will be teaming up for a new movie titled The Iron Claw. Plot details confirm that the movie will focus on the Von Erich family. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 3, 2022
    • Actor Holt McCallany is confirmed to have joined the cast of the movie. He joins already announced Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, and Harris Dickinson. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 24, 2022
    • Actress Lily James is revealed to have joined the project. (Source: Deadline)
  • July 27, 2023
    • The movie is given a release date of December 22, 2023. (Source: Variety)
  • October 11, 2023
    • The first trailer for the movie is released depicting the style and setting of the movie. It teases a dramatic story that centers on sport and family. (Source: YouTube)


Sport, Drama


2h 10min

Age rating


Production country

United Kingdom, United States


Sean Durkin


Zac Efron
Kevin Von Erich
Jeremy Allen White
Kerry Von Erich
Harris Dickinson
David Von Erich
Maura Tierney
Doris Von Erich
Stanley Simons
Mike Von Erich
Holt McCallany
Fritz Von Erich
Lily James
Pam Adkisson
Cazzey Louis Cereghino
Bruiser Brody
Kevin Anton
Harley Race
Maxwell Jacob Friedman
Lance Von Erich
Brady Pierce
Michael Hayes
Aaron Dean Eisenberg
Ric Flair
Ryan Nemeth
Gino Hernandez
Chad Governale
Gary Hart
Michael Harney
Bill Mercer
Jim Gleason
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Sheik Ed Farhat
Alyssa Matthews
Cassidy O'Reilly
Training Partner
Scott Innes
Ring Announcer