files/pictures/picture-35.jpgRussell Crowe is in talks to take the role of Superman's father Jor-El in MAN OF STEEL, reports Variety
. He would joins Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon.
Zack Snyder is directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. David Goyer wrote the screenplay, which was developed by him and producer Christopher Nolan. The producers also include Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, and Deborah Snyder. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are the exec producers.