'Temple Grandin' Star Julia Ormond Playing Mother to 'Man of Steel'
Last week we found out that Gladiator and Robin Hood star Russell Crowe had landed the role of Jor-El for Zack Snyder's take on DC Comics' iconic superhero with Man of Steel. While we still don't know if he'll be as bloated as Marlon Brando was when he took the fatherly role in the 70's, today brings news of who will play Superman's mother in the anticipated franchise reboot. Deadline has word that Julia Ormond, who was most recently seen in the Emmy winning TV movie Temple Grandin and the Sundance selected The Music Never Stopped, has snagged the role of the Big Blue Boy Scout's Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van.
This is quite a strange assembly of talent for this superhero flick to say the least. In addition to the aforementioned talent for Superman's alien parents, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will be playing Clark Kent's adopted father and mother. Combine that with Michael Shannon playing General Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and a British actor as Superman, and this cast is just all over the place. However, I like this assembly of unique talents, and it shows that Warner Bros. isn't just looking for big names to make this reboot successful. After all, Ormond hasn't made very many big movies as of late, and this looks to be the most high profile project she's taken on in over a decade. However, I'm still holding out for Hugh Laurie to play Perry White. That would just be a dream.