Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White suit up as they lead the all-star attendees at The Iron Claw premiere in Los Angeles


Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White joined forces for the all-star premiere of their upcoming biopic, The Iron Claw.

The handsome leading men were pictured on the red carpet, held at the DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles on Monday evening.

The Iron Claw is a drama based on the Von Erich family, who created a dynasty that made a huge impact on wrestling in their heyday in the 1980s until tragedy struck, again, and again.

The Von Erich Brothers are portrayed by Efron, Allen, Harris Dickinson, and Stanley Simons.  

Efron sharpened up for his moment on the red carpet in a slick grey suit paired with a button down sweater and glossy leather shoes.

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White joined forces for the all-star premiere of their upcoming biopic, The Iron Claw

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White joined forces for the all-star premiere of their upcoming biopic, The Iron Claw

Efron posed with many on the red carpet, including the real-life Kevin Von Erich, the last surviving Von Erich brother who the High School Musical star also plays.

Jeremy, who plays Kerry Von Erich, smartened up in a pinstripe black suit paired with a light grey button down. A white shirt was worn beneath his smart top.

John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh arrived in style to the A-list event.

John looked dashing in a crisp blue suit with glossy tie while his wife wowed in a black dress with leg slit.

The pro wrestler turned actor planted a playful kiss on his wife’s cheek as they posed for cameras.

John also shared a moment with Kevin Von Erich, seemingly introducing himself to him as they shared a handshake on the red carpet.

Pro wrestler Lacey Von Erich, the daughter of Kerry Von Erich, was also in attendance. 

She posed with her family, Efron, and The Iron Claw director Sean Durkin.

Efron sharpened up for his moment on the red carpet in a slick grey suit while White donned a black suit

Efron sharpened up for his moment on the red carpet in a slick grey suit while White donned a black suit

Efron sharpened up for his moment on the red carpet in a slick grey suit while White donned a black suit 

Efron plays Kevin Von Erich in the upcoming biopic

Efron plays Kevin Von Erich in the upcoming biopic 

The Bear star portrays Kerry Von Erich

The Bear star portrays Kerry Von Erich

Efron posed with the real-life Kevin Von Erich

Efron posed with the real-life Kevin Von Erich 

The Iron Claw is a drama based on the Von Erich family, who created a dynasty that made a huge impact on wrestling in their heyday in the 1960s until tragedy struck, again, and again

The Iron Claw is a drama based on the Von Erich family, who created a dynasty that made a huge impact on wrestling in their heyday in the 1960s until tragedy struck, again, and again 

Efron recently confessed the biggest injury he endured on the set of The Iron Claw was his ego.

‘It was the very first time that I had to enter the Sportatorium in Kevin’s full costume, which was just, frankly, a Speedo, or trunks,’ the actor recalled at a press conference following the film’s premiere in Dallas, Texas. ‘

‘And everybody was out there, there was this huge crowd and the lights were on. I just remember in that moment thinking, how the hell did I end up here? What is going on?’

As the crowd screamed and shouted,  Efron recalled the thought that went through his mind at the time: ‘This is Magic Mike,’ referencing the 2012 movie about male stripping.

Kevin posed with The Iron Claw team

Kevin posed with The Iron Claw team 

John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh arrived in style to the A-list event

John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh arrived in style to the A-list event

Cena gave his wife a playful smooch

Cena gave his wife a playful smooch 

Cena and Efron shared the spotlight together

Cena and Efron shared the spotlight together 

The San Luis Obispo, California native added, ‘In that moment I was frozen in time just going: This is it. This is the end. How did you get here? What choices have you made?’

The Baywatch alum would also reveal how his real-life character Von Erich motivated him to hit the gym and get buff to play the role.

‘The physicality he brought to the ring every single day was really unique. It changed wrestling,’ Efron told Entertainment Tonight, before adding, ‘I knew that was going to be the hardest [thing] for me to master and get right. So, I put everything I had into it.’

The real-life Kevin Von Erich, now 66, complimented the film’s consultant and stunt wrestling coordinator Chavo Guerrero at the press conference for ‘doing a great job pushing them and getting them ready. Because it was a lot more difficult than it looks and they did so well.’

When asked about what he thought of professional wrestling now that he’s had first-hand experience training and performing in the ring, Efron said he gained ‘a tremendous respect for the athleticism involved.’

The pro wrestler shook hands with Kevin Von Erich

The pro wrestler shook hands with Kevin Von Erich 

The superstars all struck poses together

The superstars all struck poses together 

Pro wrestler Lacey Von Erich, the daughter of Kerry Von Erich, was also in attendance

Pro wrestler Lacey Von Erich, the daughter of Kerry Von Erich, was also in attendance

She was joined by her family

She was joined by her family 

Aljamain Sterling and Rebecca Cruz glammed up for their night in the spotlight

Aljamain Sterling and Rebecca Cruz glammed up for their night in the spotlight 

Erika Christensen was among the big names in attendance

Erika Christensen was among the big names in attendance 

Lil Rel Howery and Dannella Lane enjoyed a night out

Lil Rel Howery and Dannella Lane enjoyed a night out 

Chavo Guerrero, Jr. showed his support in style

Chavo Guerrero, Jr. showed his support in style 

Paul Walter Hauser and Amy Elizabeth Boland hit the red carpet

Paul Walter Hauser and Amy Elizabeth Boland hit the red carpet

Announcer Bruce Buffer rocked a smart suit for the occasion

Announcer Bruce Buffer rocked a smart suit for the occasion 

Cazzy Cereghino and Clifton Collins Jr. posed on the red carpet

Cazzy Cereghino and Clifton Collins Jr. posed on the red carpet

Cazzy Cereghino and Clifton Collins Jr. posed on the red carpet

The Iron Claw will be released in theaters on December 22, 2023

The Iron Claw will be released in theaters on December 22, 2023

‘There’s a commitment and a level of agonizing torture, just pure athleticism for the sake of athleticism,’ he explained. 

In an interview with TMZ last year, the real Kevin showered praise on Zac, saying with a laugh that ‘I saw a picture of the guy – he looked great, man, I don’t think I ever looked that good!’

Kevin also spared a few warm words for Sean, adding: ‘I talked to the director. He seemed like a really nice guy.’

While he predicted that the movie would be a ‘hard job’ because of all the ‘information’ and the lengthy time period that has to be crammed into the script, he was optimistic that ‘they’re gonna do great.’

The Iron Claw will be released in theaters in the U.S. on December 22, 2023.  



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