In June, we and every other movie site reported that Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall) was joining the upcoming Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, as Lara Lor-Van, Superman's biological mother. Turns out we were all wrong.
Deadline reports that Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) has been cast instead, with no reason for why Ormond is no longer in the the part. Zurer is reportedly shooting her part in the movie this week.
Zurer joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill in the title role and Lor-Van's son Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman; Russell Crowe as Lor-Van's husband, Jor-El; Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive parents Jonathan and Martha Kent, respectively; Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White; Amy Adams as Lois Lane; Michael Shannon as Zod; and Antje Traue as Faora. Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) is directing Man of Steel, which is scheduled for release on June 14, 2013. more on these casting news stories >>