Crowe to play Superman`s dad in ‘Man of Steel’?

Updated: Jun 17, 2011, 08:49 AM IST

London: Russell Crowe is likely to play Jor-El, Superman`s biological father, in the upcoming movie ‘Man of Steel’.

Crowe`s ‘Gladiator’ co-star Connie Nielsen is also reportedly in negotiation to play his wife Lara in the movie, reports

If Crowe signs on, he`ll join Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in the movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

In the 1978 original, late screen legend Marlon Brando had played Jor-El that also starred late Christopher Reeve.