Feb 04, 2010 09:39 PM EST

Casting Call For Lead Role In Upcoming "Real Steel" Movie Starring Hugh Jackman

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2010) - DreamWorks Studios has launched a nationwide casting search to fill a lead role in its upcoming movie "Real Steel," it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios.

Actors interested in the role have two ways to audition.  Beginning immediately, individuals can submit a videotaped audition through www.realsteelcasting.com.  Complete instructions are available on the website.

Additionally, two open call auditions will be held starting on Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois and then on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in New York, New York.  No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

Role to be cast is ‘Max': Male, 10-14 years old.  He's a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath.  He is a complicated, strong-willed and resourceful boy.

Details on the open call auditions are as follows:

CHICAGO

Sunday, February 14, 2010

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chicago Academy of the Arts

1010 W Chicago Street

Chicago, IL 60642-5490

(Parking behind building)

NEW YORK

Saturday, February 20, 2010

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shetler Studios

244 West 54th Street

12th Floor

New York, NY 10019-5515

Complete details on the auditions are available at www.realsteelcasting.com.  All videotape submissions will become the property of Dreamworks Studios and will not be returned.

The new sport of robot-boxing is the backdrop for the sports drama "Real Steel" about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who gets one last shot at the title when he teams up with his long-lost son (‘Max') to train a unique robot for the upcoming Real Steel World Championship.  Film is being directed by Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) and produced by Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Shawn Levy.  Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Josh McLaglen, and Mary McLaglen are all executive producing.  John Gatins has written the script.

About DreamWorks Studios

DreamWorks Studios (www.dreamworksstudios.com) is a motion picture company led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The new company is a continuation of DreamWorks Studios which was formed in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen.  The company expects to put into production 5 to 6 films per year that will be distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.

DreamWorks Studios can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dw_studios.

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