Report: Von Erich Family Movie in Development


Sean Durkin (The Nest) is writing a feature about the rise and fall of the Von Erich wrestling family.

Deadline reports that Durkin is collaborating on the project with Tessa Ross, former Film4 head, and Juliette Howell, who are attached to produce the film for House Productions. 

BBC Films chief Rose Garnett, is attached to co-finance development of the picture with House Productions.

Durkin stated, “I’m very excited about this one. It’s another family portrait, about a wrestling family who revolutionized the sport and then suffered tragedy.” Tessa Ross added, “Sean is an extraordinary filmmaker and we’re excited to be working with him.”

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