We reported back in February that Lost star Evangeline Lilly was possibly going to quit acting and now it seems she'll be starring in a high-concept film with one of her co-stars from The Hurt Locker. Variety is reporting that Lilly and Anthony Mackie have signed on for roles in Real Steel.
Hugh Jackman stars in the film as an ex-boxer who has seen all forms of human fighting outlawed, with robot boxing taking its place. He finds an old robot to rebuild along with his teenage son (Dakota Goyo) that he recently just learned about, as they try to form a bond and build a winning robot fighter.
Mackie will play a fight promoter while Lilly will play a friend of Jackman's character. Shawn Levy is directing the film.