The A24 cast The iron claw got another big name for one of his leads. After announcing that Zac Efron would star in the film, it has now been revealed that Jeremy Allen White (Shameless, the bear) also joined the cast. The film is based on the true story of the famous Von Erich family of professional wrestling, most of whom met untimely and tragic ends at the height of their fame.
Per Deadline, White will play the lead role of Kerry Von Erich, one of six brothers who competed as a professional wrestler under the tutelage of their father, Fritz Von Erich. Classic WWE fans may remember Kerry for starring in the company as Texas Tornado before dying by suicide in 1993 at the age of 33. t die in infancy, while Harris Dickinson (Where the Crawdads sing) will also play David Von Erich, who died mysteriously in 1984 when he was only 25 years old.
Sean Durkins (The nid) writes and directs The iron claw. A24 will produce the film with Tessa Ross, Derrin Schlesinger and Harrison Huffman. House Productions is developing the project with support from Access Entertainment and BBC Films.
White is best known for his role as Lip in the hit series Shameless which ran for 11 seasons on Showtime. More recently, he wowed critics with his starring role in the Hulu series the bear. In recent years, the actor has also been seen in films like Location, Vienna and the Fanomeset The birthday cake.
The Von Erichs are one of the most notable families in professional wrestling history.
Fritz Von Erich, the family patriarch, had lost five of his six sons when he died in 1997 at the age of 68. Her first son, Jack Jr., had died in 1959 when he was just six years old when he was electrocuted in a freak accident. Later, his five other sons would join him in the world of professional wrestling, achieving great fame in Texas and beyond. They are often brought up when discussing the most well-known families in pro wrestling after their success in the business in the 1980s and early 90s.
Sadly, most of the Von Erich siblings would also pass away at the height of their professional wrestling fame. David, 25, died in 1984 from enteritis named as the cause of his death. This was followed by Mike, 23, dying from an intentional overdose in 1987, Chris, 21, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1991, and Kerry, 33, also dying from a gunshot wound. self-inflicted fire. injured in 1993. David Von Erich, the only surviving brother, is still alive to this day, with his sons Marshall and Ross Von Erich teaming up in the professional independent wrestling circuit to maintain the Von Erich legacy.
The iron claw does not yet have a release date set by A24.
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