A24's biographical sports drama “The Iron Claw,” starring Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White, is coming to the physical media. The biopic will be available on Blu-ray on March 26.
Directed by Sean Durkin, the movie follows Efron as wrestler Kevin Von Erich, or the Golden Warrior, a member of the famed Von Erich wrestling dynasty.
It stars White as Kerry Von Erich, Kevin’s brother who also competed in the heavyweight division. Holt McCallany stars as Fritz Von Erich, Kevin and Kerry’s father who was a three-time world champion.
The movie explores the family members’ lives and will depict the rise and fall of the influential wrestling family. It also stars Lily James, Maura Tierney, Harris Dickinson, and Stanley Simons.
While Efron was once associated with musicals and comedies, this marks his latest dramatic biopic following his role in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” in which he starred as Ted Bundy.
White, on the other hand, is best known for playing beloved characters on television, first as Philip Gallagher in 11 seasons of Showtime’s “Shameless,” and most recently as the tortured yet endearing chef Carmy Berzato in FX’s smash hit “The Bear.”
Writer-director Durkin is known for his critically acclaimed psychological dramas, including “The Nest” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
While the Von Erichs are known for championships in the world of wrestling, the family’s personal lives were also marked by a succession of tragedies, with five of Fritz’s six sons dying before the age of 33, including three who died by suicide.
“The Iron Claw” was produced by A24, BBC Films, House Productions, and Access Entertainment.
It was released in theaters on December 22 amidst heavy competition at the box office, as it was released alongside other titles like Wonka, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and The Color Purple.