Von Erich's Are in the Game
Unlike anything I've heard in recent weeks or months, but I thought it needed to be spoken about that Zac Efron will be starring in the upcoming Von Erich Family movie called "The Iron Claw." Currently the movie is set to center around the ups and downs of the Von Erich family who helped shape wrestling in the mainstream, but also had there fair share of adversity. Other then that not much is known about the movie set to be both written and directed by Sean Durkin.
The most recent account of the Von Erich family's legacy in wrestling to my knowledge was given in a past episode of the Dark Side of the Ring franchise. You can also say that the legacy is still being written for the Von Erich's with Marshall & Ross Von Erich currently teaming in MLW as the modern continuation of a dynasty.
In my opinion, it is uncommon to see a lot of A-List celebrities jumping at the opportunity to star in a movie based on wrestling. I'm figuring that wrestling might be a small part of the movie, but to be fair you can't make a movie about a prominent wrestling family without including wrestling in some form even if it's not the focal point. Especially surprising is Zac Efron is pegged to be cast as the patriarch of the dynasty that being Fritz Von Erich.
For more information on both Durkin and his thoughts on the upcoming movie I look to an MSN.com article written on the subject: "Durkin drew attention with his breakout film, Martha Marcy May Marlene, which earned him Best Director at Sundance in 2011. The Nest, his second film, premiered at Sundance in 2020."
“I’m very excited about this one,” Durkin told Deadline in 2020 as he was scripting the Von Erich film. “It’s another family portrait, about a wrestling family who revolutionized the sport and then suffered tragedy.”
As of right now we don't have much information about the movie other then Zac Efron's part and the fact that Sean Durkin will be both writing and directing. I will however to my best to keep the information on the movie flowing as I find out the information.
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