On November 8, the Texas Theatre hosted the world premiere of A24’s “The Iron Claw,” a poignant portrayal of the legendary Von Erich wrestling family’s rise and struggles in 1980s Dallas, according to an Advocate article. In it they say,
“On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Texas Theatre hosted the world premiere of the A24 movie, “The Iron Claw“, the true story based on the legendary wrestling and Dallas’ the Von Erichs. Written and directed by Sean Durkin and features Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson and Stanley Simons.
This film delves deep into the tragic yet iconic story of the Von Erich family, who rose to wrestling stardom in Dallas. Durkin masterfully unveils their personal struggles, offering a vivid vignette of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the 1980s and early 1990s and the entire wrestling world, complete with the signature Von Erich move, the iron claw.”
In a Dallas appearance on September 1, Kevin Von Erich shared insights into “The Iron Claw” during his tour, marking his return to Texas after relocating from Hawaii to a ranch near Boerne, according to a The Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“Kevin Von Erich talked about the movie during a stop on his “An Evening with Kevin Von Erich: Stories From the Top Rope” tour at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas on Sept. 1.
His public appearance in Dallas marked his return to Texas. He recently moved from Kauai, Hawaii, to a ranch he bought near the south-central Texas town of Boerne.”
The ensemble, featuring Efron as Kevin, White as Kerry, Dickinson as David, and Simons as Mike, celebrated the movie’s Dallas premiere. “The Iron Claw” hits theaters on Dec. 22.