'Robin Hood' thesp also in talks for 'Real Steel'

Kevin Durand has landed the role of the villain in the D.J. Caruso helmed pic “I Am Number Four” and is in early negotiations to join Hugh Jackman in the pic “Real Steel”.

He joins a cast that includes “District 9″ star Sharlto Copley and Alex Pettyfer.

Both productions are DreamWorks with Disney distributing.

“Number Four” is based on a novel by James Frey and Joby hughes and is about a group of aliens who escape to Earth after their planet was destroyed by another species only to realize they are now being hunted on Earth.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar wrote the script

Michael Bay is also producing.

These two recent signings come on the heals of the thesp recent signing with WME. Besides these pics, Durand has also been seen reprising his role as Martin Keamy on “Lost” and as Little John in the “Robin Hood” reboot.

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