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