AEW star MJF has joined Hollywood superstar Zac Efron in the cast of the upcoming wrestling film ‘The Iron Claw’.
According to Sportster, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, 26, will be part of the highly-anticipated film that will focus on the life and tragedy of the Von Erich family.
Efron will be playing Kevin Von Erich, the only surviving son of Fritz Von Erich, while Friedman’s role is yet to be announced.
The A24 film is currently in production and is being directed by Sean Durkin, while Mamma Mia star Lily James, and Jeremy Allen White, who will play Kerry Von Erich, also join Efron in the cast.
The Von Erichs are remembered as one of the greatest ever families in professional wrestling history.
Fritz and his sons took Texas by storm during the territory days in the 70s and 80s with the entire family becoming pop culture heroes down south.
However, they are also remembered for the death of every single one of Fritz’s sons, bar one, in what is now dubbed “The Von Erich curse”.
David Von Erich died of acute enteritis at the age of 25, while Jack was only six years old when he passed away from electric shock.
Mike, Chris and Kerry, who wrestled in WWE as Texas Tornado, all committed suicide just six years apart.
MJF hinted a month ago he is set to take part in a major film production but wouldn’t disclose the title.
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The AEW superstar told Sam Roberts’ NotSamWrestling podcast: “I’ve already booked a HUGE movie, I’m not allowed to announce what it is, but it will be happening, and it will be announced soon. I have that going on.
“The people at Warner Brothers Discovery are crazy high on MJF and are coming up with potential ideas for MJF outside of the wrestling sphere.”
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