Russel Crowe To Star as Jor-El in The Man of Steel

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Variety is reporting that Russel Crowe will play Jor-El, Superman's biological father in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

The Australian actor is in negotiations to take on the role, along with Brit Henry Cavill who will play Clarke Kent/Superman.

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He will also join Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, and Michael Shannon who have all joined the cast for the highly anticipated Superman remake.

Production is set to start next month on the film, so Jor-El was one of the last roles to cast - we still don't know who will play Superman's biological mother.

We'll have more Man of Steel news as it becomes available.

The film is set to hit theaters in December 2012.

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Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe may be the best actor of our generation. He's one serious dude, but Gladiator and movies such as The Insider showcase this Aussie at the top of his game. He's also starred in A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, American Gangster, Robin Hood, and 2012's Les Miserables.

Crowe won an Academy Award for Gladiator and has been nominated other times. He's a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and hails from New Zealand.

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