The Iron Claw is based on the life of professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich and the rest of the Von Erich family, and it stars Zac Efron (High School Musical) and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear), who are seen rocking matching haircuts in the new promo pic below.
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White Rock Matching ‘He-Man’ Haircuts in Promo Pic for New Wrestling Film
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As you can see from the snap, Efron and White, as well as their co-stars, Harris Dickinson and Stanley Simons, are sporting helmet-shaped 'cuts to emulate the styles of the Von Erich crew.
If you've never heard of them, the Von Erichs were a household of professional wrestlers (and their real last name was Adkisson, but every member who became a wrestler used the stage name started by Fritz Von Erich.) Tragically, nearly every member of the family died in various ways, leading to a theory that they were cursed.
The title of the film comes from a professional wrestling move—the “iron claw hold”—which was popularized by the Von Erichs.
We got a first look at Efron in the film last November, when a still from the movie was released, which showed Efron in the ring, seemingly kicking some serious butt. There were also photos leaked of the Greatest Showman star on set for the film.
Besides the four actors in the newly-released photo, The Iron Claw also stars Lily James (Cinderella) as Pam Adkisson, while Maura Tierney (The Affair) will portray Doris Von Erich. Professional wrestler Maxwell Jacob Friedman also joined the cast in the role of Lance Von Erich.
We've seen Efron sing and we've seen Jeremy cook, but we can't wait to watch them wrestle when The Iron Claw hits theaters on December 22.
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