Evangeline Lilly Has Real Steel

It’s a Hurt Locker reunion! Okay, so they never actually met on screen, but Anthony Mackie and Evangeline Lilly, who both appeared in the Oscar winner, have joined the cast of Shawn Levy’s robo-boxing drama Real Steel.

The film follows Hugh Jackman’s former boxer, who lives in a near-future world where human sport combat has long been considered too dull, with robots built to fight in various leagues instead. Jackman will have to contend with training a new ‘bot and connecting with his long-lost son (Dakota Goyo).

Lilly is playing a friend of Jackman, while Mackie will be a boxing promoter. Levy is gearing up to start shooting next month.

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