How to Watch ‘The Iron Claw’: When Is Zac Efron’s A24 Wrestling Drama Streaming?

Wrestling fans and cinephiles will find themselves in the ring: Sean Durkin’s (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) A24 wrestling drama “The Iron Claw” is here.

Inspired by the tragic true story of the dynastic Von Erich family, the film stars Zack Efron alongside Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”) and Harris Dickinson (“A Murder at the End of the World”) as the Von Erich brothers, following their rise to fame during the ’80s.

Here’s an updated guide to how to watch “The Iron Claw” — including an opportunity for early sneak peek screenings.

When did “The Iron Claw” come out?

“The Iron Claw” opened wide in theaters on Friday, Dec. 22.

When is “The Iron Claw” streaming or in theaters only?

A24 debuted “The Iron Claw” exclusively in theaters, but the film is now available to rent or purchase on Digital. It will be streaming on Max starting May 10.

The Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streaming platform announced a new deal with A24 in December 2023, and “The Iron Claw” is among the first titles included in that syndication agreement.

The film was released on Blu-ray on March 26.

What true story is “The Iron Claw” based on?

“The Iron Claw” is based on the wrenching true story of the “Von Erich” family, an inter-generational wrestling dynasty beset by tragedy after tragedy.

“It just doesn’t seem like this could all happen to one family,” Efron said in an interview with EW. “There’s a huge element of the movie that’s, of course, about wrestling and the showmanship aspect. But really, at its core, this movie’s an incredible story about family, love, loss, and ultimately the triumph of a man who tries to break the cycle of this crazy curse.”

Here is the full synopsis:

“The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.”

Who plays who in the “Iron Claw” cast?

The ensemble film is full of familiar faces — both the real-world wrestlers being depicted and the actors playing them. See the cast and their real-world counterparts in the list below:

  • Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich

  • Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich

  • Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich

  • Maura Tierney as Doris Von Erich

  • Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich

  • Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich

  • Lily James as Pam Adkisson

  • Cazzey Louis Cereghino as Bruiser Brody

  • Kevin Anton as Harley Race

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