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Movies: Real Steel Starring Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman stars in a new robot thriller hitting the big screen in October 2011. The star of X-Men takes on the part of Charlie Kenton, a has-been boxer who teams up with his son for a chance at a comeback in the new sport of robot boxing.

19 real-life animatronic giant bots were hand-built especially for the production, with CGI only used for some of the fight sequences. Sugar Ray Leonard oversaw the boxing techniques used.

‘Real Steel’ is based on a short story by legendary writer Richard Matheson, whose novel ‘I Am Legend’ formed the basis of the 2007 movie.

The UK release of the film is set for October 7th 2011.


  • Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Dakota Goyo as Max Kenton
  • Kevin Durand
  • Anthony Mackie


Director:  Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).
Producers: Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Shawn Levy
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Bob Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen
Screenplay by: John Gatins

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