VON ERICHS: Zac Efron to star in The Iron Claw movie based on the Von Erich family


Posted on 6/16/122 by Colin Vassallo

Deadline.com is reporting in an exclusive
story that Zac Efron is set to star in The
Iron Claw, a drama based on the true story
of the Von Erich family. The film, from
writer-director Sean Durkin, will follow the
rise and fall of one of wrestling’s most
popular families.

A24 is set to finance and produce the movie
with Tessa Ross, Derrin Schlesinger and
Harrison Huffman producing. The film is
being developed by House Productions, with
the support of Access Entertainment, and BBC
Films.

The Von Erich family consists of dad Fritz
and sons Jack, Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike,
and Chris, all of whom were professional
wrestlers except for Jack. The family is
filled with tragedy, with Jack drowning at
the age of six, David dying of a suspected
overdose, while Kerry, Mike, and Chris all
committing suicide.

Kevin remains the last-surviving member of
the Von Erichs and his two sons, Kevin and
Ross, are now wrestling as well. His
daughter Lacey also wrestled but retired in
2010

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