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'Max Steel' starts work in Wilmington

Ben Winchell has signed on to play Max McGrath in 'Max Steel.' Ben Winchell has signed on to play Max McGrath in 'Max Steel.'

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The team bringing popular Mattel hero Max Steel to life has started work in Wilmington.

The film is currently in preproduction, meaning the cameras aren't rolling yet.

The movie will tell the story of Max McGrath and his alien companion Steel, who combine powers to become the superhero Max Steel, according to a release from Mattel and Dolphin Entertainment.

Ben Winchell (Disney's A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) and Ana Villafane (Hiding, Los Americans) will star in the production, playing Max McGrath and Sydney Gardner.

Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) is writing the movie.

It will be directed by Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn).

The movie is expected to be released domestically and internationally in 2015.

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