Dreamworks Casting boy for lead in new film “Real Steel”

02/09/2010

Open Call info for the Dreamworks casting of “Real Steel” starring Hugh Jackman.

The directors are looking for a 10 to 14 year old boy to play the role of Max, Jackman’s 10 year old son.

The movie is set in a future where robots fight as a sport. Jackman is a struggling promoter who is reunited with his son as he tries to promote a discarded robot he found.

MAX:
10 – 14 years old. He’s a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit. A complicated, strong-willed and resourceful boy, Max is the product of a broken home, and he becomes the focus of a child custody hearing following the untimely death of his mother. Though his wealthy aunt and uncle would like full custody, his absentee father (Charlie, a downcast former boxer-turned-trainer of ‘boxing robots’) makes a side deal with the uncle to look after Max for several months in exchange for much needed cash. Max hits the road with his reluctant dad and uses his computer skills and ingenuity to create a series of boxing robots that perform well enough to get them back on track and, ultimately, lead to a bond between father and son that is unshakeable and enduring … LEAD

Open calls will be held this month in New York and Chicago.

Chicago
Sunday, February 14, 2010
11am – 4pm
Chicago Academy of the Arts
1010 W Chicago Street
Chicago, IL 60642-5490
(Parking behind buildlng)

New York
Saturday, February 20, 2010
11am – 4pm
Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10019-5515

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