Zac Efron looks melancholy as Kevin Von Erich while filming Iron Claw drama-tragedy movie

Zac Efron looks extremely muscular in a sleeveless shirt to play Kevin Von Erich as he is seen on the New Orleans set of the film Iron Claw

Zac Efron was filming Iron Claw with his co-stars in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday.

The former High School Musical star, 35, was once again sporting that bowl-cut hairstyle, a pair of jean shorts, and a gray tank top to show off his body transformation for the role.

The star — who plays Kevin Von Erich, aka The Golden Warrior — was joined by Jeremy Allen White, Holt McCallany, and Harris Dickinson on set.

Body transformation: Zac Efron, 35, was spotted on set filming for upcoming biopic Iron Claw in New Orleans on Friday

Body transformation: Zac Efron, 35, was spotted on set filming for upcoming biopic Iron Claw in New Orleans on Friday

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.

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

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

The Golden Warrior: The shredded actor once again sported a bowl cut wig to portray the only surviving brother of the famed wrestling family ¿ Kevin Von Erich

The Golden Warrior: The shredded actor once again sported a bowl cut wig to portray the only surviving brother of the famed wrestling family — Kevin Von Erich

Five of the six songs died young. Only one son, Kevin — played by Efron — 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. The Mindhunter star, 59, dyed his hair auburn red and sported a buzzcut. He wore a black tee shirt and joggers on set. 

Harris Dickinson, 26, plays the third son, David Von Erich — aka The Yellow Rose of Texas. 

Von Erich patriarch: Holt McCallany plays Fritz Von Erich, father of the famed yet cursed wrestling family

Von Erich patriarch: Holt McCallany plays Fritz Von Erich, father of the famed yet cursed wrestling family

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

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.

Snacking on set: Harris Dickinson, 26, was spotted having a snack while on set. He will play the third eldest and best wrestling Von Erich brother ¿ David

Snacking on set: Harris Dickinson, 26, was spotted having a snack while on set. He will play the third eldest and best wrestling Von Erich brother — David

The Beach Rats actor was spotted wearing black sneakers and a black long-sleeve shirt with a pair of gray khaki pants on the set. 

Jeremy Allen White also sported a similar hairstyle and underwent a body transformation to match his on-screen brothers.

The fourth son Kerry Von Erich looked the most like his surviving brother Kevin and certainly fit the part during filming. 

The Bear: Jeremy Allen White, 31, donned a pair of gray sweat shorts and a red tee shirt that looked extremely fitted over his strong frame for his portrayal of Kerry Von Erich

The Bear: Jeremy Allen White, 31, donned a pair of gray sweat shorts and a red tee shirt that looked extremely fitted over his strong frame for his portrayal of Kerry Von Erich

The Shameless and The Bear star, 31, donned a pair of gray sweat shorts and a red tee shirt that looked extremely fitted over his strong frame.

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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