Ayelet Zurer cast as Superman’s Kryptonian Mother in ‘MAN OF STEEL’
Some casting news on the MAN OF STEEL front. While we’ve known for some time now that Kevin Costner and Diane Lane would be playing Jonathan and Martha Kent (i.e. Superman’s Earth parents), we’ve been waiting for official word on who will be playing the Man of Steel’s Kryptonian parents.
Russell Crowe has been cast to play Jor-El, filling the shoes of the late, great Marlon Brando, who played the role in Richard Donner’s original SUPERMAN. Julia Ormond was originally in talks to play Superman’s biological mother, Lara Lor-Van, but a last minute casting change took place today, and now actress Ayelet Zurer (whose name certainly sounds alien enough) will be playing Lara Lor-Van opposite Crowe’s Jor-El.
Zurer has been in such films as ANGELS & DEMONS and MUNICH. Maybe not the most famous or exciting name out there, but she’s got a good look and I feel any scenes involving her and Crowe will rely more on Crowe than her, but hopefully we get a chance to see her interpretation of Lara Lor-Van.
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