By Brent Furdyk.

A new photo of Zac Efron in character for an upcoming movie is leaving the actor’s fans divided.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, a pic of Efron emerged from the Louisiana set of “The Iron Claw”, in which the “High School Musical” alum portrays pro wrestler Kevin Von Erich during his heyday in the 1980s.

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In the pic, Efron sports a bowl-cut wig while wearing nothing but a blue towel, showing off a newly beefed-up physique indicating he’s been hitting the gym hard in order to replicate Von Erich’s musculature.

Photo: MEGA
Photo: MEGA

“The Iron Claw” tells the true story of the rise and fall of the Von Erich wrestling dynasty, and in addition to Efron stars Jeremy Allen White, Lily James, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney and Holt McCallany.

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In response to the photo, fans have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on Efron’s dramatic physical transformation for the role. While some have been marvelling at his muscles, others are comparing his new look to Ned Flanders of “The Simpsons” and “Shrek” villain Lord Farquaad.


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