Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly Join “Steel”

Anthony Mackie (“Eagle Eye,” “Notorious”) and Evangeline Lilly (“Lost,” “Afterwards”) have joined the cast of Hugh Jackman-starrer “Real Steel” for DreamWorks Pictures says Variety.

Set in the near future when boxers have been replaced by human-controlled two-ton robots, Hugh Jackman portrays a former boxer-turned-manager who reunites with his estranged son to take his fighter to the championships.

Mackie will play a boxing promoter while Lilly will portray a friend of Jackman’s character. Both had roles in Oscar winner “The Hurt Locker”.

Shawn Levy will direct and produce alongside Don Murphy and Susan Montford.