A24’s The Iron Claw, starring Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, adds The Bear star Jeremy Allen White to its cast as Efron’s brother.
A24’s upcoming Zac Efron movie titled the iron claw launch the fx star BearJeremy Allen White. White is known for playing Phillip “Lip” Gallagher on the Showtime series. Shamelessand will be seen once again as Carmy in Bear season 2 after FX renewed it. the iron claw is written and directed by Sean Durkin (martha marcy may marlene) Y follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family and their professional wrestling dynasty.
Term reports that Efron will play Kevin Von Erich, and White will share the screen with him as his brother, Kerry Von Erich. Harris Dickinson will also be part of the film as another brother, David Von Eric. It is currently unknown if parents Fritz Von Erich and Doris J. Smith, or other siblings Jack Von Erich, Mike Von Erich and Chris Von Erich will also be included.
It makes sense why White would be cast to play a professional wrestler in the iron claw – his performance in Bear it shows that he knows how to access the mind of an incredibly ambitious young man and shows the range of on-screen emotions that come from a character under an extreme amount of pressure. Since this is White and Efron’s first time working together, how their on-screen chemistry influences their performances is something to be seen.