Jeremy Allen White is set to join the cast of the upcoming film The Iron Claw as Kerry Von Erich, who famously wrestled in the WWF as The Texas Tornado.
White will star in the film alongside Zac Efron, who plays Kevin Von Erich, and Harris Dickinson, who will play David Von Erich. White is best known for his role in the hit Showtime series Shameless but has also recently starred in FX’s The Bear, a cooking comedy-drama series.
Written and directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), The Iron Claw is based on a true story and follows the famed Von Erich family through their ups and downs in the world of wrestling. No release window has been set as of writing.
The Von Erich family has had an enormous impact on wrestling since the 60s and is notorious for their so-called family curse. Five of the six sons of Fritz Von Erich, the first wrestler and patriarch of the family, died prior to their father in a wide range of circumstances. Most of Fritz’s sons, including Kerry Von Erich, famously wrestled prior to their deaths. To this day, Marshall and Ross Von Erich, the sons of Kevin Von Erich (the last living son of Fritz), still wrestle.
A24, Tessa Ross, Derrin Schlesinger, and Harrison Huffman will produce. The film is being developed by House Productions, with the support of Access Entertainment and BBC Film.