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"Max Steel" Finds Its Leading Actors

By Garth Franklin Thursday February 6th 2014 09:53PM

Newcomers Ben Winchell ("Necessary Roughness") and Ana Villafane ("Los Americans") have signed on to star in the lead roles in the live-action adaptation of the Mattel superhero toy franchise "Max Steel" for Open Road Films and Dolphin Film.

Winchell would play Max McGrath, a teenager with special turbo-energy powers. Together with his alien companion Steel, he becomes the superhero Max Steel. Villafane will play Max's love interest, Sydney Gardner.

The first in a planned series of Max Steel films, Christopher Yost ("Thor: The Dark World") penned the script while Stewart Hendler ("H+") directs. A wide release is planned in the U.S. next year.

Source: THR

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