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'Angels and Demons' Star Replaces Julia Ormond as Superman's Mother in 'Man of Steel'

September 26, 2011 (4:44 am) GMT
Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer is set to begin filming for the reboot film soon, joining Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe who will play her on-screen son and husband respectively.
Ayelet Zurer

Superman will have as his new Kryptonian mother in "". Deadline reported that the Israeli actress has been hired to play Lara Lor-Van in the upcoming movie, replacing who was originally cast for the part.

The "" actress is set to begin filming with director Zack Snyder within this week as the production is already underway. She will play opposite who stars as Superman's biological father Jor-El.

She will also join other actors including as the main protagonist, as Lois Lane, and as Jonathan and Martha Kent respectively, Antje Traue as Faora, and as General Zod. Meanwhile, the movie itself is set to be released in the U.S. on June 14, 2013.

Aside from the Superman reboot, Zurer will be seen in Lawrence Kasdan's drama "". In the movie, she is set to play alongside , and .

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