October 02, 2011 10:03pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly Attend 'Real Steel' Premiere (Photos)
The robots of Real Steel invaded Los Angeles for the premiere of the DreamWorks production for Disney on Sunday, October 2. But it was the stars, Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly who had the crowds screaming on the hot Los Angeles afternoon.
PHOTOS: 'Real Steel' Premiere
Jackman stars as Charlie, an out-of-work former boxer who sets out to take on the world of robot boxing. Together with his son, he trains a boxing bot, hoping to make a champion. Lilly plays Charlie’s former girlfriend.
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The premiere event featured a display of giant robots from the film, and a wide variety of guests came out to watch the film. These included 50 Cent (who has a track on the soundtrack), Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez, Friday Night Lights’ Michael B. Jordan, Twilight's Nikki Reed and Chord Overstreet, who most recently starred on Glee.
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The film is based on Richard Matheson's short story Steel, which was previously adapted as an episode of The Twilight Zone. Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), the film also stars Anthony Mackie (Hurt Locker), Kevin Durand (Robin Hood) and Dakota Goya as Charlie’s son.
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The giant robot boxers who star in the film were made through motion capture, choreographed by famous professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
Real Steel is set to open in theaters on Friday, October 7.
View more photos from the the Real Steel premiere in Los Angeles here.
Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly at the Real Steel premiere in Los Angeles: