Our holiday movie weekend plate is going to be quite full over the next few days with several anticipated releases like Aquaman, The Color Purple, and more that's going to be coming our way this weekend. One of the newest releases to hit theaters is The Iron Claw, a biographical sports drama directed by Sean Durkin about the life and family of professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich. Zac Efron does the honors of starring as Von Erich, as the film zeroes in on the dynasty of the Von Erich family, the respective legacy they primarily created with their rise in the 1980s, and specifically how they popularized the iron claw professional wrestling hold. Anytime a biopic is released, you always have questions from the general public about how true the film is to the actual story. That said, you are probably asking what is The Iron Claw based on, and how factual is Durkin's retelling to the real life story.
Ahead of the movie’s official release, we’re diving into the backstory of The Iron Claw so that you can either be prepared for hitting the theater, or reflect on what you’ve just watched after you’ve left your screening. Find out everything you need to know about the film below.