Monday, June 27, 2011

Russell Crowe in negotiations to be Jor-El in Superman Reboot

Variety reports that Oscar winner Russell Crowe is in negotiations to portray Superman's (Henry Cavill) Kryptonian father in the Zack Snyder-directed reboot. The trade adds that Warner Bros. refused comment on the report.

Kevin Costner will portray Supes' earthly dad Jonathan Kent opposite Diane Lane as his wife, Martha. Amy Adams will play Lois Lane and Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod. No word yet on who will play Perry White and Jimmy Olsen.

"With production set to start next month, Jor-El was one of the last roles to cast, though they also are looking for a big name to play Superman's biological mother [Lara]," according to Variety.

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