Zac Efron continued to showcase his dramatic transformation into wrestler Kevin Von Erich as he joined glamorous co-star Lily James to film ‘The Iron Claw’ in Louisiana recently.
The High School musical alum, 35, who recently shocked fans with his beefed-up new physique, displayed his muscular arms and extremely chiseled jaw, complete with an 80s bowl haircut as he continued filming.
British actress Lily, 33, looked chic in a demure blue dress as she was seen for the first time on the set. It has not been revealed yet who the Pam & Tommy actress is playing.
Zac donned a tight grey vest top and skimpy denim cut-offs which displayed his sizable legs as he strolled onto set sporting a glowing tan.
Lily wore her locks in a waved half updo and sported a radiant palette of make-up.
The Iron Claw is a drama based on the Von Erich family, who created a dynasty that made a huge impact on the sport in their heyday in the 1960s until tragedy struck, again, and again.
Kevin Von Erich, now 65, is best known for his appearances with his father Fritz’s World Class Championship Wrestling promotion. He is a one-time world champion, having held the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Transformed: The High School musical alum, 35, who recently shocked fans with his beefed-up new physique, displayed his muscular arms and extremely chiseled jaw, complete with an 80s bowl haircut as he continued filming.
Fritz Von Erich, whose real name was Jack Adkisson, began his career playing a Nazi on the wrestling circuit in the 50s and 60s.
He later became a successful promoter for World Class Championship Wrestling.
First sighting: Lily wore her locks in a waved half updo and sported a radiant palette of make-up
New look: Zac donned a tight grey vest top and skimpy denim cut-offs which displayed his sizable legs as he strolled onto set sporting a glowing tan
The film takes its name from the Von Erich’s legendary finishing hold which was used by many of his children who followed him into the ring.
Tragically, five of Fritz’s six sons died young, with Kevin the only surviving child by the time Fritz died in 1997, aged 68.
His first son, Jack Barton Adkisson, Jr., died aged six in 1959 after he was accidentally shocked unconscious by an exposed wire and drowned in a puddle.
Third son David died aged 25 of a suspected painkiller overdose during a tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling on February 10, 1984. The family would later claim his death was caused by ruptured intestines resulting from acute enteritis.
Transformed: The High School Musical heartthrob (pictured R last month) was worlds away from the wholesome Troy Bolton as he wandered around set
Having fun? Lily looked focused as she wandered around the set with some water
Fourth son Kerry died by suicide aged 33 in 1993 – seven years after a motorcycle accident which caused his right foot to be amputated.
Fifth son Mike committed suicide aged just 23 in 1987 while sixth son Chris took his own life in 1991 aged 21.
The drama, will be directed by Sean Durkin, 40, who also wrote the script.