Former next big thing Julia Ormond has been offered the role of Lara, Kal-El's birth mother, in the upcoming Zack Synder directed Superman reboot, Man of Steel, according to Dark Horizons by way of Deadline.

Russell Crowe is looking likely to play Supes' biological auld lad, while Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will play his earth parents. Henry Cavill bagged the lead role of Clark Kent/Superman after months of speculation - he'll next be seen in the very 300 looking epic Immortals in November.

Snyder needs a hit after the horribly received Sucker Punch, but has still directed the cracking likes of Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen. This could still be great.