More Cast Additions to Hugh Jackman's Real Steel
06.03.10 by BJSprecher
Real Steel, the first joint production between DreamWorks and Disney, is set to begin shooting this month under the guidance of director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) and the cast is still being fleshed out. According to Variety, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda have all been added to the cast in unspecified roles.
In the near-future world of Real Steel, human fighters have been put out to pasture as robots have become the big draw in boxing. When an ex-fighter (played by Hugh Jackman) discovers a junked robot that is unbeatable in the ring, he becomes a promoter and sets out on the Robot Boxing circuit to make his fame and fortune. Along the way, he discovers a son (Dakota Goyo) that he never knew existed.
Originally written by Dan Gilroy, the Real Steel script was rewritten twice, first by Les Bohem, and then by John Gatins. Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie also star.