Zac Efron fans rejoice, the Hollywood Heartthrob will be making his return to the big screen in A24’s wrestling biopic, The Iron Claw.
The flick is based on the true story of the Von Erich family. The father of the family, Fritz Von Erich, rose to fame in the world of professional wrestling by playing villainous heel characters – wrestlers who behave in an immoral manner. When Fritz died of cancer aged 67 in 1997, five of his six sons had already passed before him – a combination of suicides, electrocution and mysterious circumstances led to talk of a family curse. Sean Durkin, who wrote and directed the film has described it as a “family portrait, about a wrestling family who revolutionised the sport and then suffered tragedy.”
Holt McCalleny will take on the role of Fritz while Efron will star as Kevin Von Erich and The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White takes on the role of Kerry Von Erich. Pam & Tommy star Lily James is the latest addition to the film’s all-star cast, though little has been revealed about her role for the time being.
Photographs of Efron and James on set have recently leaked and it’s the former who has been catching most of the attention online – although not for the best reasons. The actor is seen rocking a pair of shredded denim shorts and grey tank top, with a pretty shambolic 80’s mullet to top it all off.
Unfortunately, there’s no release date as of yet for the flick. So, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to get a better look at Efron’s unique get-up.