Angels & Demons star Ayelet Zurer has replaced Julia Ormond as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van in Man of Steel, Deadline reports.
The 42-year-old Israeli actress, who appeared opposite Eric Bana in Steven Spielberg’s Munich, is expected to start filming her scenes this week.
The reason for the last-minute change is unknown. News of Ormond’s involvement in the Zack Snyder franchise reboot emerged in June, before the start of principal photography, and was confirmed by Warner Bros. in early August.
Man of Steel also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy. The film opens June 14, 2013.