As director Zack Snyder is in the middle of production on Man of Steel, he decided to make a last-minute casting change. Last we checked, Julia Ormond was in talks to play Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van. Instead, per Deadline, Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) will assume the role. Zurer will start filming her scenes with Russell Crowe as Superman’s father Jor-El later this week.
Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent/Superman; the supporting cast also features Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, and Christopher Meloni. Snyder is working from a script by David S. Goyer, with Christopher Nolan producing. Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013. Read the synopsis after the jump.
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In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.