Hugh Jackman Attends 'Real Steel' Premiere
Hugh Jackman, 42, was pumped full of energy at the premiere of his upcoming futuristic boxing flick, Real Steel, which was held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California. The innovative movie takes the sport of boxing to the next level, pitting robots against each other in the ring.
Also gracing the red carpet Sunday night were Jackman's costars, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, and Dakota Goyo, the movie's youngest star, who plays Jackman's charater's son in the film. Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard, who choreographed the fighting moves of the actors and the robots, was also present, along with rapper 50 Cent, who performs on the film's soundtrack. Even some of the movie's robots came out for the event.
"The film is fantastic," Jackman raved, reports Entertainment Weekly. "I am so proud of it. And I have seen it with audiences of all ages around the world and everyone seems to really enjoy it …. They connect to the heart of it," he said. Lilly agreed. "I believe the strength of this film is in the heart of this film," she stated.
Real Steel hits theaters on October 7.
Watch an interview with Jackman from LA Times' The Envelope: