DreamWorks Studios is holding an open audition call for a 10-14 year old male actor for a lead role in upcoming film “Real Steel,” starring Hugh Jackman. The role to be cast is Max, 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.”

In the film, Jackman plays an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is banned for being too violent. Humans get replaced by 2000-pound fighting robots with human qualities. Since he is not able to adequately compete in Robot Boxing, he begins focusing on a discarded robot that always seems to win. In the meantime, he learns that he is the father of a 13-year old boy, and they bond as the robot fights its way toward the top.

Anyone who is interested in the role can submit a videotaped audition through www.realsteelcasting.com. Additionally, two open call auditions will be held starting on February 14 in Chicago and then on February 20 in New York. No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

Details on the open call auditions are as follows:
Chicago: February 14: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicago Academy of the Arts 1010 W Chicago Street Chicago, IL 60642-5490 (Parking behind building)

New York: February 20: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shetler Studios 244 West 54th Street 12th Floor New York, NY 10019-5515

Complete details on the auditions are available on the web site at www.realsteelcasting.com. All videotape submissions will become the property of DreamWorks Studios and will not be returned.

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

4 Responses

  1. Stetson

    Well, I am interested. But only if you have a part for a 5 foot eight inch ball headed actor with zero screen experience, and a doctorate in economics.

    I can look really sincere in photos.


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  2. darlene

    Since the movie is being filmed in Michigan I think they should try to find a kid from Michigan to play the part.

  3. Carol

    I agree with Darlene. God knows we’ve got a lot of ‘street-smart, resourceful and charming’ kids here in Michigan who could use a job. And yes, they can read. And take direction. You know, when properly motivated.


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