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Chavo Guerrero Says The Iron Claw Has The ‘Same Feel’ As The Wrestler

January 18, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Zac Efron The Iron Claw Image Credit: A24

Chavo Guerrero worked on A24’s Von Erich family biopic The Iron Claw, and he recently gave an idea of what to expect from the film. Guerrero spoke with Wrestling Inc about the film and more, and you can check a couple of highlights below:

On the film’s tone and style: “I definitely think you’re going to see something very Oscar-worthy … The same feel as The Wrestler, [it] obviously could be, because of that story. That story could be very tragic, and we could just totally just harp on that. Or you can play both sides. So this is really up to the director, Sean, how he wants to edit that, which, I believe I will be helping him edit the wrestling scenes. We’ll have to see on that. I’d love to give you an answer. I can, but as far as Oscar buzz, Oscar-worthy, critically acclaimed, I believe that’s exactly what it’s going to be.”

On MJF’s role in the film: “We’ll see what happens after the cutting room floor, man … That’s kind of out of our control in a sense, because once you get to the end, sometimes they cut things out, they add things, reshoots. I don’t know, man. I would love to be able to tell you yes or tell you no, but this is something that’s up in the air.”

The movie is directed by Sean Durkin, who also co-wrote the film. It stars Zac Efron (Kevin Von Erich), Jeremy Allen White (Kerry Von Erich), Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney, Harris Dickinson, and Aaron Dean Eisenberg, with AEW star MJF reportedly playing a role as well.

No release date has yet been announced.