Variety is reporting that Hope Davis has come aboard DreamWorks' sci-fi/boxing film, Real Steel. The film stars Hugh Jackman.

Shawn Levy will start shooting this film later in the month. James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda have also joined this project..

Real Steel takes place in a near future where human boxing has been outlawed, and heavy, humanoid robots slug it out in the ring instead. Into this world step a father and his estranged teenage son, who train an extraordinary fighter.

John Gatins wrote the screenplay.

Evan Jacobs