Julia Ormond is currently in talks with Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder to play Superman's Kryptonian mother, Lara Lor-Van in Man of Steel. Deadline reports that the deal is expected to be confirmed soon. Ormond would star opposite Russell Crowe who was offered the role of Jor-El, the father of Superman (Henry Cavill). Clark Kent's Earthbound parents are set to be played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. The actress just finished playing the role of Vivian Leigh in the Simon Curtis-directed My Week With Marilyn, which stars Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper and Kenneth Branagh.
Here is the previously posted official synopsis:
A young reporter named Clark Kent roams the world covering various news stories. When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, he returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be.
I think that Ormond would be perfect opposite Crowe, what are your thoughts?