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Adele Declares The Iron Claw as Her ‘Top Film of the Year’

Adele publicly declared her admiration for Zac Efron‘s portrayal in the movie, The Iron Claw. The 36-year-old actor, Efron, received high praise from the music icon as she shared her enthusiasm for the film during an onstage interaction with the audience.

Adele, addressing the crowd, expressed her appreciation for The Iron Claw, asserting it as her top pick among the plethora of noteworthy releases in the past year. She specifically commended Efron’s performance, describing it as “phenomenal” and expressing deep emotional resonance, noting that the film left her in tears for two hours.

The Iron Claw delves into the compelling narrative of the Von Erich family, renowned figures in the world of American wrestling. Efron takes on the challenging role of Kevin Von Erich in a storyline that unfolds the rise and fall of this wrestling dynasty, spanning from the 1960s to the present day.

The film sheds light on the tragic incidents that befell the Von Erich family, known as the “Von Erich curse,” with five out of six brothers experiencing a series of accidents and deaths. Kevin Von Erich, portrayed by Efron, stands as the sole surviving brother in the narrative.

Kevin Von Erich humorously acknowledged Efron’s portrayal of him at the world premiere of The Iron Claw in Dallas in November 2023. He remarked on the actor’s challenging task, stating, “It’s not easy to be me.” Despite the complexities of representing a seasoned wrestler with decades of experience, Kevin praised Efron as a “real star” who successfully encapsulated the essence of his character.

The star-studded cast of The Iron Claw includes Holt McCallany as patriarch Fritz Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, and Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich. Adele’s endorsement adds a significant nod of approval to the film, further elevating its status as a standout cinematic experience.

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