Hugh Jackman might join ‘Real Steel’

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Hugh Jackman is reportedly in talks to star in “Real Steel”, which would see the 40-year-old actor play an ex-fighter who tries to become a promoter for robot boxing after his sport is outlawed for being too violent.

However, the sportsman’s chances of doing well in training the 2000lb humanoids are hampered by his access to sub-standard parts – until he discovers a discarded robot which always seems to win.

The character bonds with his newly-discovered 13-year-old son as they pit their robot on the path to success.

Steven Spielberg is to produce the movie for DreamWorks, while “Night At The Museum 2” filmmaker Shawn Levy is to direct.

John Gatins is penning the script for the film, which is set to go into production next May.