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Hugh Jackman to fight robots in Spielberg movie

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has signed up to fight robots in a new Steven Spielberg movie. The 41-year-old is to star in Spielberg's new sci-fi Real Steel, which tells the story of a futuristic boxing industry where robots take over from real fighters.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2009 18:50 IST

Hugh JackmanHollywood star Hugh Jackman has signed up to fight robots in a new Steven Spielberg movie.

The 41-year-old is to star in Spielberg's new sci-fi Real Steel, which tells the story of a futuristic boxing industry where robots take over from real fighters, reports imdb.com.

The big budget blockbuster is the first project for the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studio since the legendary director cut ties with Paramount Pictures and secured independent financial backing for his company.

Trivia:
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. He has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is well known from his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, plus Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. Jackman is a singer, dancer and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.

In November 2008, Open Salon named Hugh Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman "Sexiest Man Alive."

A three-time host of the Tony Awards, Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, 2009.

With inputs from Wikipedia