EXCLUSIVE: Superman is getting a new mom. Ayelet Zurer, the Israeli actress who starred in Angels & Demons and who played the wife of Avner (Eric Bana) in Munich, has been set to play the role of Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s Kryptonian mother, in Man of Steel. Production is underway on the Warner Bros/Legendary film. That role was originally going to be played by Julia Ormond. I was unable to find out why director Zack Snyder made the last-minute change, but I’ve confirmed that Zurer will start filming this week. Henry Cavill plays Superman, Russell Crowe plays Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El, and Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon also star. Zurer will next be seen starring in the Lawrence Kasdan-directed Darling Companion opposite Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest for Sony Pictures Classics. She’s repped by IFA Talent Agency. Man of Steel is produced by Chris Nolan, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Emma Thomas.
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Sunday September 25, 2011 @ 3:54pm PDTTags: Amy Adams, Charles Roven, Chris Nolan, Diane Keaton, Diane Lane, Dianne Wiest, Emma Thomas, Henry Cavill, Julia Ormond, Kevin Costner, Lara Lor-Van, Lawrence Kasdan, Man of Steel, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Superman, Zack Snyder
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 11:56am PDTTags: Diane Lane, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Henry Cavill, Julia Ormond, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, Lara Lor-Van, Man of Steel, Michelle Williams, Russell Crowe, Simon Curtis, Superman, Warner Bros, Zack Snyder
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and Zack Snyder are in talks with Julia Ormond to play Superman’s Kryptonian mother, Lara Lor-Van, in Man of Steel. I expect the deal to make shortly. Russell Crowe has been offered the role of Jor-El, the …