A24, known for distributing 2022’s Oscar-winning film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” has unveiled the first trailer for the highly anticipated “The Iron Claw.” Directed and written by Sean Durkin (“The Nest”), this sports biopic delves into the remarkable journey of the Von Erich wrestling dynasty during the intense world of professional wrestling in the 1980s.
Restoring Justice in the Wrestling Federation
The trailer sets the stage with a compelling statement: “We’re here to restore justice to the Wrestling Federation that our father built with his own two hands.” It hints at the legacy of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, which later became the WWE. The Von Erich brothers are poised to deliver the “Iron Claw” and uphold their family’s honor.
The Von Erich Brothers’ Story
As the narrative unfolds, we meet Kevin (Zac Efron) and Kerry (Jeremy Allen White), the two central characters in the Von Erich wrestling legacy. The film explores their journey from being their father’s favorites to their rise to superstardom amid the wrestling industry’s fierce competition.
A Curse Looms Large
The Von Erichs’ journey is marred by the shadow of a curse that haunts their family. Tragedy after tragedy strikes, casting a dark cloud over their accomplishments. Today, Kevin is the sole surviving member of his generation.
The Cast of ‘The Iron Claw’
Zac Efron, fresh from his role in “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” steps into the shoes of Kevin, while Jeremy Allen White, known for “Shameless” and “The Bear,” portrays Kerry. The ensemble also includes Harris Dickinson, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney, and Lily James.
The Release Date
“The Iron Claw” is set to hit theaters across the United States on December 22. A24, Access Entertainment, and BBC Film have joined forces to bring this captivating story to the big screen.
“The Von Erichs will forever be the greatest family in the history of wrestling,” their father declares, promising an enthralling cinematic experience for wrestling enthusiasts and moviegoers alike.