Sean Durkin’s wrestling drama, The Iron Claw, is the latest in a string of upcoming A24 theatrical releases to get cleared for a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement.
The movie, which opens ahead of Christmas, on Dec. 22, will be allowed to have its cast promote the feature not only for its big screen release, but for awards season as well.
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A24 financed and produced the film with co-financing by Access Entertainment and BBC Films.
Based on the true story of the Von Erichs (Zac Efron as Kevin, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry), the film follows the rise and fall of the family dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day. Harris Dickinson stars as David Von Erich, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maura Tierney as Doris and Lily James as Kevin’s wife, Pam.
Durkin’s directing credits include 2020’s The Nest starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, and the Searchlight title cult post-mortem thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene which launched Elizabeth Olsen out of a cannon. Durkin wrote and directed The Iron Claw.
Producers are Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, Angus Lamont from House Productions, Sean Durkin and A24.
EPs are Derrin Schlesinger and Harrison Huffman from House Productions, Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen from Access Entertainment and Eva Yates from BBC Film.
The movie was developed by House Productions, with the support of Access Entertainment and BBC Films.
A24 SAG-AFTRA interim agreement titles include, but are not limited to, Dream Scenario starring Nicolas Cage, Dicks: The Musical starring/written by Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, as well as Nathan Lane and Megan Mullaly, Bowen Yang and Megan Thee Stallion; as well as Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi.
A24 is not a signatory to AMPTP.
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