By Wendy Mitchell
Updated November 24, 2009 at 09:00 AM EST

DreamWorks has greenlit the robot story Real Steel, with Hugh Jackman attached to star. Variety reports that Shawn Levy will direct the futuristic story based on a short story by Richard Matheson. The plot follows a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxers are replaced by robots. Jackman plays a robot boxing promoter who discovers he has an 11-year-old son. The pic’s budget will be about $80 million, Variety reports.

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