‘The Iron Claw’ Sets Max Premiere Date

Max announced on Friday that the acclaimed wrestling drama The Iron Claw from Cannes and Sundance prize-winning filmmaker Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) will begin streaming exclusively on the platform through its output deal with distributor A24 on May 10.

Based on a true story, The Iron Claw follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day. The film specifically hones in on the supposed “Von Erich curse,” which would see one Von Erich brother after another meet their untimely end, leaving just Kevin Von Erich (Zac Efron) left.

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Written and directed by Durkin, the film also stars Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney and Lily James, among others. A24 financed the pic alongside Access Entertainment and BBC Films. In addition to A24, producers included Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell and Angus Lamont for House Productions.

Most recently releasing Rose Glass’s bodybuilding thriller Love Lies Bleeding and Alex Garland’s buzzy dystopian title Civil War, A24’s slate for the year also includes Jane Schoenbrun’s acclaimed Sundance pic I Saw the TV Glow (May 3), Annie Baker’s Janet Planet (June 21) starring Julianne Nicholson, and the slasher MaXXXine (July 5) capping a trilogy of horror films from Ti West and Mia Goth.

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