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These days the movie The Iron Claw is being filmed, which unfolds the tragic life story of the wrestling brothers of the Van Erick family. You will never guess how the two famous actors who play A

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Brothers, muscles, beatings, terrible tragedy, Israeli nostalgia and an indie film director - sounds like an intriguing combination.

These days the movie "The Iron Claw" is being filmed, which is already generating interest - mainly due to the physical change that the stars Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White went through in preparation for the role.

The excitement grew even more when it turned out that the film is the true and chilling story of the wrestling brothers who were beloved by Israelis in the 80s - the Van Erick family.

Directed by acclaimed indie director Sean Durkin, the film follows the tragic true life story of brothers David, Kevin, Carrie, Mike and Chris Van Eric.

The five muscular brothers have become synonymous with wrestling in the world (and in Israel).

They were beautiful, strong, just and wise and the sky was the limit for them.

But their beautiful story turned into a terrible tragedy.

One by one, in less than a decade, they fell.

David died under mysterious circumstances after a battle in Japan.

Mike became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose.

Chris killed himself by shooting himself with a gun to the head and Carrie couldn't live with himself after his leg was amputated in a car accident, and he shot himself in the heart on the family ranch in Texas.

Of five brothers, one remains.

Kevin Van Erick.

And although he is not a co-producer, he gave her his blessing and even talked several times with the director.

"It's going to be a very hard job. It's a lot of information, and a lot of time, so they have a tough job ahead of them," Quinn told TMZ.

"But I saw a picture of the guy playing me, he looks great. I don't think I've ever looked that good. So, I think they're going to be great. My girls love him too, so they think he's the right guy to play me."

Kevin Van Erich loves whoever plays him

And the one who plays Kevin is none other than the star of "High School Musical" and the film "Gulf Watch", who stunned everyone when he published a recent photo of himself from the set and he looks unrecognizable in it - with a mushroom haircut and mainly a very muscular and broad body, developed abdominal muscles and broad shoulders.


This is Zac Efron as Kevin Van Eric

I wasn't sure how Zac Efron was going to pull off Kevin Von Erich....

— Will Mahoney (@HeelWillMahoney) October 25, 2022


Efron's choice to do this body transformation may come as a bit of a surprise, as after undergoing a similar body transformation and building muscle for the 2017 film Baywatch, the actor wasn't particularly happy with the effect the film had on his body.

"That 'Gulf Guard' look, I don't know if that's really achievable," he told Men's Health magazine.

"It looks fake; it looks CGI-based."

In addition, he revealed that the recovery process from the grueling training routine was very difficult.

"I started developing insomnia," he said, "and I fell into a pretty bad depression for a long time. Something about that experience burned me. It was really hard for me to renew myself. They ended up making me change for too long, and it messed something up inside me." .

Even so, he's back to training hard for this film, making himself bigger than ever.

He even shared a photo from the film itself where he is seen flying through the air in the middle of a wrestling match.

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This time he is not alone in developing the massive body - he has a brother.

Jeremy Allen White, the star of the series "The Bear" and "Shameless", intends to put on at least 20 kg of muscle mass to play Carrie Van Erich. According to a profile article done on him this week in GQ, it seems that he has already started to develop the muscles He said that Efron sent him a message of encouragement that read, "Exercise, eat, keep doing what you're doing, stay tough."

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White said there are parallels between Carey Van Erich and Chef Carmi, who he plays in The Bear.

"There's something human about never feeling like you're the man you really are," White said.

"Every great drama is about family, whether it's family by blood or not. It's about acceptance, it's about belonging, and just getting away from loneliness."

Carrie Van Erich in front of Jeremy Allen White (photo: photo editing, GQ, TWITTER)

The true story of the Van Erich family begins in the 1960s and continues to this day, and the film will also follow the rest of the brothers, with David playing Harris Dickinson, who played Carl in the movie "Triangle of Sorrows."

Other actors who will participate in the project include Lily James ("Pam and Tommy") as Carrie's wife, Mora Tierney ("ER", "The Novel") and Holt McClenny (Mind Hunter, "Fight Club") as parents Doris and Fritz Van Eric - who was also a wrestler and trained his sons.

Real life wrestler and ECW Champion these days, Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) will make his acting debut in the film playing the brothers' fake cousin, Lance Van Erich.

Other interesting roles for wrestling fans that have been cast are Stanley Simmons as Mike Van Erich, singer Crazy Louis Garginho as wrestler Roger Brody, wrestler Ryan Nemeth as Gino Hernandez, and Brady Pierce as Michael Hayes.

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Source: walla

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