Leaving behind his Wolverine costume, Hugh Jackman is now all set to portray a pivotal role in an upcoming film salvo Real Steel. The 41 year old Australian actor will play a down-in-his-luck boxing promoter where he encounters a life-changing fate on finding a discarded robot he will train to become a boxing star . The film plot will be based on a short story penned by Richard Matheson.
This will be the first offering of the newly re-organized DreamWorks Pictures, where Steven Spielberg and film impresario Stacy Snider are in collaboration, after the film outfit moved away from Paramount in 2008. Film director Shawn Levy described that Real Steel "is a rousing sports movie about a former boxer who can no longer do the only job he's good at, and one particular robot that may be his return to grace." The budget for this film was pegged at $80 million. DreamWorks is said to be very keen on their maiden project with Hugh Jackman and the production will be kicking off in June 2010.