"The Iron Claw" is a gripping A24 drama based on the real-life Von Erich family, renowned professional wrestlers of the early '80s.

The film focuses on the Von Erich brothers, Kevin, David, Kerry, and Mike, portrayed by talented actors including Zac Efron.

Notably, one brother, Chris Von Erich, was left out of the film due to his struggles with asthma and brittle bone condition.

Chris tragically took his own life at the young age of 21 in 1991.

The family's history is marred by a series of tragic events known as the "Von Erich curse," including sudden deaths and suicides.

Director Sean Durkin faced a tough decision in excluding Chris from the film, as it added another layer of tragedy to the story.

Durkin believed that including all the brothers would make the film too heavy with sorrow and may have hindered its production.

He also chose not to consult Kevin Von Erich until the script was completed, separating the characters on paper from the real people.

"The Iron Claw" is a must-watch film that explores the emotional journey of the sole surviving Von Erich brother, Kevin, as he navigates the family's challenging history. Catch it in theaters now!