A24 has shared the first poster for The Iron Claw, the upcoming wrestling biopic based on the Von Erich wrestling dynasty. The film, that which stars Zac Efron as WWE Hall of Famer “The Golden Warrior” Kevin Von Erich and Jeremy Allen White as “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich, debuts December 22 in theaters.
The poster sees the Von Erich’s embracing each other in the ring. The Iron Claw also stars Lily James as Kevin’s wife, Pam; Harris Dickinson as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” David Von Erich; and Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, the patriarch of the Von Erich family who was also the owner of World Class Championship Wrestling. The Iron Claw features professional wrestlers Chavo Guerrero Jr. as The Sheik and Ryan Nemeth as Gino Hernandez, as well as current AEW World Champion Maxwell Friedman, who stars in his first feature film role as Lance Von Erich, the fictional Von Erich cousin.
The Iron Claw follows the famous wrestling dynasty that heralded the wrestling industry in the 1960s that has suffered immeasurable loss throughout their time inside the ring and out. Often referred to as the “Von Erich curse,” Kevin was the only one of his siblings that survived, living to continue the legacy of his family and tell their stories from a first hand account.