Thu, 01 October 2009 03:10:07 ET
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Hugh Jackman has reportedly been in talks to be a robotic boxing promoter in upcoming Shawn Levy-directed film entitled 'Real Steel'.
After wearing adamantium claws in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine
", Hugh Jackman
is said having a chance to play in another movie that deals with metal. Variety reported the depicter of Logan in "X-Men" film franchise is in talks to star in an upcoming flick about robotic boxing entitled "Real Steel
The site also mentioned that Hugh may play an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being very violent. His character then finds a discarded robot that always seems to win. During his struggle to become a successful promoter, he discovers that he has a 13-year-old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.
Directed by Shawn Levy, "Real Steel" is based on a short story by Richard Matheson which was made into an episode of "The Twilight Zone", which features Lee Marvin. It was originally scripted by Dan Gilroy, but then has been rewritten by Leslie Bohem and John Gatins. The movie, which is produced by Shawn alongside Don Murphy, Susan Montford, and Robert Zemeckis, is planned for 2011 release.
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