Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will play Superman’s mother in the new Hollywood movie, Man of Steel. Russell Crowe takes on the role of Superman’s father, alongside Zurer.

Ayelet Zurer

Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, seen here in ‘Angels&Demons’, has been cast as Superman’s mom in the new ‘Man of Steel’ movie.

American tabloids widely reported Zurer’s casting, as Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall) was originally supposed to take the role of Lara Lor-Van, the birth mother of Superman. Reports said it was unclear why Ormond left the production.

Zurer, meanwhile, is scheduled to shoot her part in the movie as early as this week.

Other major actors in the film include Henry Cavill (in the title role), Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Amy Adams.


Zurer previously starred in Hollywood’s Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks, as well as Steven Spielberg’s Munich.

Man of Steel – directed by Zack Snyder — is expected to hit US screens on June 14, 2013.