Hugh Jackman plays a washed-up boxer in sci-fi film Real Steel


Hugh Jackman is cast as a former boxing champ who trains giant steel robots for the sci-fi film Real Steel.


PRESS STATEMENT FROM WALT DISNEY:

"From the director of A Night at the Museum comes DreamWorks Pictures’ Real Steel, a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech.

"In the film, Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next.


"When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


"Opening across the Philippines in October 2011, Real Steel is a DreamWorks Picture to be distributed locally by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International."


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