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Hugh Jackman to Star in 'Real Steel'

Sep 30, 2009 | 12:57pm EDT

Source: Variety

According to Variety, Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in Real Steal; a Shawn Levy directed film for DreamWorks.

The film is being called a "Rocky-with-robots saga" where Jackman would play an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed due to violence. The boxers are replaced with 2000-pound robots with "human qualities" but Jackman's character only has access to sub-standard parts. Like any good underdog story, it seems that the ex-fighter comes upon a discarded robot that always seems to win.

The film is being produced by Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey as well as the director.

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