Want your kid to star across from Hugh Jackman in the upcoming DreamWorks film? Now is your chance to scar you child, I mean give your child the opportunity of a lifetime. The studio has just launched a nationwide casting search to fill a lead role in its upcoming movie Real Steel.

Actors interested in the role have two ways to audition. Beginning immediately, individuals can submit a videotaped audition through www.realsteelcasting.com or you can show up and audition in person on Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois and then on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in New York, New York. No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

The role their looking to cast is ‘Max’ and they’re looking for: “Male, 10-14 years old. He’s a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath. He is a complicated, strong-willed and resourceful boy.”

Details on the open call auditions are as follows:


Sunday, February 14, 2010
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chicago Academy of the Arts
1010 W Chicago Street
Chicago, IL 60642-5490
(Parking behind building)


Saturday, February 20, 2010
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10019-5515

And if you care to know a little about the movie (but who are we kidding, you know you just want to flight with Hugh while you kid makes money)…

The new sport of robot-boxing is the backdrop for the sports drama Real Steel about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who gets one last shot at the title when he teams up with his long-lost son (‘Max’) to train a unique robot for the upcoming Real Steel World Championship. Film is being directed by Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) and produced by Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Shawn Levy. Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Josh McLaglen, and Mary McLaglen are all executive producing. John Gatins has written the script.

What do you think about this? Are open calls a great thing or a waste of time?