Jeremy Allen White Gaining 40 Pounds of Muscle for New Film: ‘The Bear’ Led to ‘Four A24 Scripts’ Landing on ‘My Desk’

Jeremy Allen White is already the internet’s boyfriend thanks to his beloved turn on FX’s “The Bear,” but that title should only intensify when White packs on pounds of muscle for A24’s “The Iron Claw.” White is starring as the wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the Sean Durkin-directed drama, which co-stars Zac Efron and Harris Dickinson.

The actor told GQ magazine that he’s gaining 40 pounds of muscle for the role.“The Iron Claw” tells the tragic true story of the Von Erich wrestling troupe.

Kerry Von Erich’s career was derailed after a motorcycle accident resulted in his right foot being amputated.

Kerry later died by suicide.

White said there are parallels between Kerry and the chef Carmy he plays on “The Bear.”“There’s something human about never feeling like you are really your own man,” White said.

“All great drama is about family,

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