Sugar Ray Leonard Helps Hugh Jackman Box in 'Real Steel' Featurette

September 19, 2011
Source: Yahoo! Movies

Sugar Ray Leonard and Hugh Jackman

In case you missed this little tidbit of information in my report from the set of Real Steel, iconic boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was brought in to help choreograph the metal-smashing fights between the robots and teach Hugh Jackman some of his moves. A behind-the-scenes crew was around to capture the training between Leonard and Jackman to make his character and the boxing moves and punches he passes on to his robot fighter Atom as genuine and stylish as possible. Bringing in a champion boxer like Leonard for the film should help make the fights pretty damn impressive. Check out the Real Steel featurette below.

Here's the cool boxing featurette for Real Steel featuring Sugar Ray Leonard, via Yahoo:

You can also download the Real Steel featurette in High Definition on Yahoo

Real Steel is directed by Canadian family filmmaker Shawn Levy, of Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Date Night most recently. The screenplay was written by John Gatins (Hard Ball, Coach Carter, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story) from a story created by Dan Gilroy & Jeremy Leven (My Sister's Keeper, The Notebook). DreamWorks/Disney are bringing Real Steel to theaters everywhere starting October 7th later this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Awful looking film, but Sugar Ray is a fucking boss. 

Lebowski on Sep 19, 2011


Just saw the film last night at the press screening at the draft house. It wasn't an amazing film but did keep you entertained for the 2 hours it's run time was

Chillville on Sep 20, 2011


i'm all for sugar ray but this film just looks like utter crap... i can't help but notice how much press it's gotten from Firstshowing and am left wondering, "do you guys really see any potential in a money dumpster of a CGI fest like this"?

Noclue002 on Sep 20, 2011


Great shows like Firefly tank due to funding and Stephen King can't get a decent actor behind one of his film adaptations due to budget restraints no doubt and yet hollywood chooses to spend truck loads of cash on this %$#@??? i just don't get it. all you're doing here is collecting money from the parents of 10 year old kids, right? what happens when that kid is 12 years old by the time your sequel hits theaters and he's already matured beyond finding nonsense like that interesting...?

Noclue002 on Sep 20, 2011


I think I enjoy featurette's more than the actual film.

Nick Sears on Sep 20, 2011


Sugar ray shoulda did a cameo for the movie.

Awesomealvin on Sep 21, 2011

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