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Spielberg, Jackman team up for Real Steel

world Updated: Nov 25, 2009 10:50 IST

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Hollywood hunk Hugh Jackman is set to solidify his status as an action hero as the actor has signed up to fight robots in a new Steven Spielberg production.

The 41-year-old actor found international fame with his role as comic book creation Wolverine in the X-Men film series, Variety online reported.

And he's now ready 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.

The big budget blockbuster is the first project for the Spielberg's DreamWorks studio since the Oscar-winning director cut ties with Paramount Pictures and secured independent financial backing for his company.

"When we took it with us, we really highlighted it as something we would put the pedal to metal on. It's a project that Steven always wanted to do. It just came together rapidly after we left Paramount," DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian said.