Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Ken Jeong Will Try To Kill David Hasselhoff
In a new comedy alongside Hulk Hogan
Winona Ryder Says Show Me A Hero
Alfred Molina and more on for David Simon's new miniseries
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 August 2014
Ben Affleck Talks Playing Batman
'I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
Seventh Son
31 December 2014
Interstellar
07 November 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A New York Winter’s Tale
Empire Star Rating
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Julia Ormond Could Birth Superman
She's in talks for Lara Lor-Van

24 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Julia Ormond Could Birth Superman

Just a week ago, it was revealed that producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder had picked Russell Crowe to play Jor-El, also known as Superman’s biological pop, in Man of Steel. Now comes word that they’re close to locking in the superhero’s real mother, too, with Julia Ormond in talks to play Lara Lor-Van in the new movie.

You might recall that Jor-El and Lara launch young Kal-El (the boy who will fly to Earth and grow up to become Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill) under the parenting of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent. Given how much secrecy there is about the plot written by David Goyer, it’s not known whether one or both of Superman’s real parents will stay in contact with him as Marlon Brando’s Jor-El does via data crystals in Richard Donner’s 1978 take on the story.

If she signs, Ormond will join a cast that already includes Costner, Lane, Cavill, Michael Shannon as villain Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Antje Traue as the evil Faora.

Ormond, who was last seen in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will next crop up in My Week with Marilyn, playing Vivian Leigh.

Man of Steel is set to begin shooting in August ready for a December, 2012 release date.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Warren Beatty Playing Howard Hughes
Directing himself in a comedy?
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Super indeed
casting for Lara if true, shaping up so well. Just need some costume design concepts to keep us going until August More

Posted by JIm R at 20:33 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Super news
L: curtisdamian I'm confused. I thought Shannon was playing Zod, not Luther. e is! Sort it out Empire, poor show! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 09:14 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Super news
I'm confused. I thought Shannon was playing Zod, not Luther. More

Posted by curtisdamian at 07:17 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)