Real Steel, Hugh Jackman‘s
Merchant Ivory family-friendly boxing robot action flick, had its world premiere in Los Angeles Sunday. Jackman, along with his Real Steel co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, and youngster Dakota Goyo, as well as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard (who choreographed the moves of the robots through motion-capture animation), rapper 50 Cent (who is featured on the film’s soundtrack), and stars like Nikki Reed, Chord Overstreet, Rico Rodriguez, and of course, some robots, all hit the (very hot) red carpet yesterday for the movie’s premiere.
So what did the stars have to say about their big budget, big sparring robots flick? Well, that it’s heart may be the biggest thing of all. As Jackman told EW at the premiere, “The film is fantastic. 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. There is something in there for everyone.” And the actor, who plays a former boxer who builds and trains a boxing robot with his son (Goyo), emphasized to TrailerAddict.com that aside from the obvious crowd-pleasers — the robots — audiences are getting caught up in the film’s romantic and familial storylines. “They connect to the heart of it,” he said. Watch: READ FULL STORY