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First trailer for Zac Efron’s wrestling movie about the Von Erichs has just dropped

Katherine Sidnell

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First trailer for Zac Efron’s wrestling movie about the Von Erichs has just dropped

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The first trailer for Zac Efron’s wrestling movie has just dropped and it's as epic as you'd imagine.

The 35-year-old is starring in a new film all about the Von Erichs, called The Iron Claw, and has gotten shredded for the role.

Due to be released at the end of this year, fans have just gotten their first glimpse of the true life story.

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If you are unfamiliar with the Von Erichs, the A24 movie follows the family as they build a wrestling dynasty in 1960s.

However, their rapid rise to the top is far from a fair fight.

Based on real-life events, the gripping drama shows how the family transform the sport only to undergo a series of tragic events with test their strength, both physically and mentally.

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From the freak accidents to untimely deaths, the film documents how the sporting family became known for the eerie 'Von Erich curse'.

The Iron Claw is a heavy-hitting drama about the Von Erich family. Credit: A24
The Iron Claw is a heavy-hitting drama about the Von Erich family. Credit: A24

If that wasn't enough to make you want ring-side seats, the drama all has an all star cast duking it out.

This include Efron, who went viral last year over his incredible physical transformation for the film - bulking out to play Kevin Von Erich.

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He isn't the only one either, with The Bear's Jeremy Allen White also reportedly gaining over 40lbs of muscle during filming.

Also starring are Harris Dickinson and Lily James, who appears as Pam Adkisson, Kevin's wife.

Speaking about the upcoming film, director and writer Sean Durkin shared his excitement over the sports film.

Efron will be joined by Jeremy Allen White and Lily James in the upcoming film. Credit: A24
Efron will be joined by Jeremy Allen White and Lily James in the upcoming film. Credit: A24
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The filmmaker told Deadline: “I’m very excited about this one.

“It’s another family portrait, about a wrestling family who revolutionised the sport and then suffered tragedy.”

The real-life inspiration behind the movie have also spoken about the upcoming A24 production, which was filmed in Louisiana.

Having left wrestling behind him for Hawaii, five-time World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Von Erich told TMZ: “It’s going to be a hard job, I think, it’s a lot of information and a lot of time and so they’ve got some tough work ahead of them, but I saw of a picture of the guy [Efron] and he looked great."

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He then joked: "I don’t think I ever looked that good, so I think they’re going to do great. I’ll bet they do.”

The Iron Claw is set hit US cinemas in late December, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed.

We can't wait to have ring-side seats to the wrestling film.

Topics: Film & TV, Zac Efron, Celebrity, Film and TV, US News

Katherine Sidnell
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