Lily James cradles a baby as she films tragic funeral scene for new wrestler movie The Iron Claw  

Lily James sweetly cradles a baby as she films tragic funeral scene for new wrestler movie The Iron Claw

Lily James was seen cradling a baby as she filmed a harrowing funeral scene for new wrestler flick, The Iron Claw, on Monday.

The actress, 33, whose role in the film has yet to be announced, wore a black coat and her tresses in an updo as she held the baby while surrounded by mourners and standing next to a coffin.

Between takes the star was seen playing with the baby, holding the child in the air and smiling at them as she prepared to shoot. 

Funeral scene: Lily James was seen cradling a baby as she filmed a harrowing funeral scene for new wrestler flick, The Iron Claw, on Monday

Funeral scene: Lily James was seen cradling a baby as she filmed a harrowing funeral scene for new wrestler flick, The Iron Claw, on Monday

The British actress was surrounded by extras dressed in funeral garb during filming for the alfresco funeral scenes.

Iron Claw is an upcoming sport biographical film about the rise and fall of the wrestling dynasty Von Erich family, written and directed by Sean Durkin – with titular character Kevin Von Erich played by Zac Efron.

It is not known who the funeral service is for, but the Von Erich family was beset by tragedy with five of the six sons in the family dying young. 

The title of the biopic is based on the family’s legendary finishing hold.

The Von Erich family was hugely impactful to the sport and famous in the 1960s until tragedy descended upon the clan.

Sad scenes: The actress, 33, whose role in the film has yet to be announced, wore a black coat and her tresses in an updo as she held the baby while surrounded by mourners and standing next to a coffin

Sad scenes: The actress, 33, whose role in the film has yet to be announced, wore a black coat and her tresses in an updo as she held the baby while surrounded by mourners and standing next to a coffin

Only Kevin survived his father Fritz who died at the age of 68 in 1997 after battling lung cancer.

Fritz Von Erich will be portrayed by Holt McCallany.

Harris Dickinson  plays the third son, David Von Erich — aka The Yellow Rose of Texas.

David was the best wrestler out of the brothers, but died of acute enteritis of the upper intestine at the age of 26. 

Cute: Between takes the star was seen playing with the baby, holding the child in the air and smiling at them as she prepared to shoot

Cute: Between takes the star was seen playing with the baby, holding the child in the air and smiling at them as she prepared to shoot

First look: Iron Claw is an upcoming sport biographical film about the rise and fall of the wrestling dynasty Von Erich family, written and directed by Sean Durkin - with titular character Kevin Von Erich played by Zac Efron

First look: Iron Claw is an upcoming sport biographical film about the rise and fall of the wrestling dynasty Von Erich family, written and directed by Sean Durkin – with titular character Kevin Von Erich played by Zac Efron 

However, there have been much speculation that he died from a drug overdose. 

There were claims that the wrestler who found him had disposed of narcotics before the police arrived.

Kerry Von Erich, debatably the most well-known wrestler in the family, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his father’s ranch at the age of 33.

Although an official release date has not yet been announced, fans can anticipate the movie sometime in 2023.

The film is produced and will be distributed by A24. 

Flexing: Efron will portray The Golden Warrior Kevin Von Erich in the upcoming A24 biopic Iron Claw

Flexing: Efron will portray The Golden Warrior Kevin Von Erich in the upcoming A24 biopic Iron Claw

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