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Major movie Iron Claw has world premiere in Dallas at Texas Theatre
Dallas will be hosting the world premiere of a major new movie with local ties: The Iron Claw , which tells the true story of Dallas' inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s, is holding its world premiere in Dallas on November 8 at Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff.
The film stars Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, a one-time professional wrestling world heavyweight champion.
According to Fox 4, the event is not open to the public.
But Efron and co-star Jeremy Allen White ( The Bear ) will be among the stars to walk the red carpet at the Texas Theatre.
The Von Erich family were from Lake Dallas, and started their wrestling empire in Dallas, hosting and competing at events at venues such as Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, and most famously at the Sportatorium, as well as at smaller venues around North Texas.
The family were beloved for the frequent personal appearances they made to raise funds for charities around Dallas-Fort Worth.
The iron claw was a wrestling move popularized by father Fritz Von Erich and his sons Kevin, Kerry, David, Mike, and Chris, in which a wrestler grips the top of their opponent’s head and applies pressure with their fingers.
According to The Sportster, the Von Erich family "altered the landscape of wrestling." But they also all died young under various tragic circumstances.
Written and directed by Canadian-American Sean Durkin ( Martha Marcy May Marlene ), the movie examines the family's relationships, the wrestling world, and offers a snapshot of Dallas-Fort Worth in the '80s.
It will be in theaters for general audiences on December 22.