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Karl Yune signs on for ‘Steel’ deal

Thesp joins cast of DreamWorks film

Karl Yune has joined the cast of DreamWorks Studios’ “Real Steel,” which Shawn Levy is currently lensing.

Set in the near future and revolving around the sport of robot boxing, “Real Steel” toplines Hugh Jackman. Pic also stars Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Hope Davis.

Jackman plays a washed-up boxer who team with his son (Goyo) to turn a robot into a champion contender.

Yune will play the role of Tak Mashido, a robot boxer designer. Yune’s past bigscreen credits include “Speed Racer” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.”

Walt Disney and DreamWorks release “Reel Steel” in theaters on Nov. 18, 2011.

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