Oct 04, 2009 10:05 AM EST

Hugh Jackman in Talk To Star In Real Steel

According to Variety, Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in the upcoming film, "Real Steel".
 
The film features Jackman as an ex boxer in a world where boxing has become a sport between 2,000 pound robots instead of humans. He becomes a Robot Boxing promoter who isn't gaining any success until he finds a discarded robot that always seems to win. He also finds out that he has a 13 year old son, whom he bonds with over managing of this robot.
 
The film was originally written by Dan Gilroy, but has been rewritten by Les Bohem and then Gatins.  It is based on a short story by Richard Matheson. 
 
"Real Steel" is being produced by Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford the executive producers are Steven Spielberg and ImageMovers troika Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.  Shawn Levy will be directing and producing.

Source: Variety
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