Connie Nielsen Offered The Role Of Lara In Man Of Steel

A production sheet for the up coming Zack Snyder directed comic book movie Man Of Steel shows that actress Connie Nielsen is up for the role of Lara.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 6/15/2011


Thanks to the fine people over at The Man Of Steel Fan Page we have gotten a look a a production sheet for Man Of Steel that list Connie Nielsen(Gladiator) as being offered the role of Superman's birth mother Lara.




The production sheet also states that Harry Lennix is up for a supporting role as well. Lennix is known for his role on Joss Whedon's scifi television show Dollhouse where he played Boyd Langton. No word on what his supporting role might be.





The production sheet says that both actors have been offered the roles it doesn't mean they have accepted them. To look at the production sheet click HERE.


Production on Man Of Steel starts in August with a release date in late 2012.

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AlexDeLarge87 - 6/15/2011, 8:39 AM
Great actors!:)

Connie would make a great Lara!
DukeAcureds - 6/15/2011, 8:45 AM
I thought it said Kara and nearly had a heart attack. But Connie as Lara would be great! I remember her from Devil's Advocate. She's hot!
So this is the kind of age that the parents will be?
CaptainTall - 6/15/2011, 8:47 AM
You know what'd be cool? If the guy is Martian Manhunter in his detective form and is assigned to find out Supermans identity. That would blow any Marvel Cinematic Universe connection out of the water.

‎"Well, gosh, Lois, I-I-I just don't know why they'd suspect a fella like me."
"I got my eye on you, Smallville." *Wink - smile*
*Roll credits*

That'd be an amazing ending scene. XD
TheLight - 6/15/2011, 8:53 AM
Interesting I'll be to see Connie as Lara. Hopefully they'll give her darker hair.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/15/2011, 8:57 AM
Superman is lucky to have so sexy mother´s!:P
axelbratoski - 6/15/2011, 8:58 AM
This is interesting, I like it...
marvel72 - 6/15/2011, 9:00 AM
nice,i would.

@ alexdelarge87

XD hahahahaha that sounded so wrong.
JM4Superman - 6/15/2011, 9:02 AM
Finally some news on The Man of Steel
Facade - 6/15/2011, 9:06 AM
Question is, how much will she be featured? Are we going to see Last Son Of Krypton or Man Of Steel? Lennix looks all business in that photo...Krypton council member or BRAINIAC??
Hellsing - 6/15/2011, 9:26 AM
damn both of supermans mothers are SMILFS. and Lennix could be up for the role of Ron Troupe which would be nice because they need expand Supes supporting cast a bit more show other reporters like Lombard and Cat Grant maybe.and Please for the love of god use the begining of Birthright with Clark being a reporter and being in a conflict zone and use Byrnes Man Of Steel take on clark kent best take on Clark Kent I have seen,
TheLight - 6/15/2011, 9:33 AM
@Hellsing

I like you're thinking.
PK92 - 6/15/2011, 9:58 AM
Maybe Harry s up for the role of John Henry Irons. Maybe Man of Steel is not only a reference to Superman but also to Steel.
Herosave - 6/15/2011, 10:13 AM
Or maybe Lennix could be a setup for Steel reboot/spinoff? lol I doubt it. Anyway, it's looking interesting.
GUNSMITH - 6/15/2011, 10:25 AM
JOR EL



JOHN HAMM
GUNSMITH - 6/15/2011, 10:35 AM
http://www.hulu.com/watch/41101/saturday-night-live-jon-hamms-john-ham
bubba27 - 6/15/2011, 10:39 AM
Lennix is prob up for the role of Ron Troupe
JULEZ13 - 6/15/2011, 10:40 AM
Finally some news on Superman. I'm glad they are going with younger parents for Clark. It never made sense to me to have baby Clark's biological parents be around 50 years old, so this is a good move.

As for Harry Lennix, he would make a really cool Martian Manhunter. That would be a great tie in to the Justice League film. It actually would make sense to introduce him in this film since they're trying to get the JL film out in 2 years.

Unless he's playing one of Zod's big, scary henchmen. They already casted a Faora, now they just need a Non.
JosePetrelli12 - 6/15/2011, 10:57 AM
@Juelz13 - Amen to him being a great Martian Manhunter...
revloveR - 6/15/2011, 10:58 AM
someone mentioned gruffudd as Jor-El in that FF topic. i think a kid by Neilsen and Gruffudd would look like Cavill. He'd be my choice as well.

and + 1 on Lennix as Martian Manhunter.

that'd be great if they could tie him in.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/15/2011, 10:59 AM
marvel72@ Wrong is so strong word!;)

James Caviezel as Jor El


Even he would be great Jor-El i say save Jon Hamm as Green Arrow or new Batman.
Hellsing - 6/15/2011, 11:25 AM
Yes Jon Hamm would be cool as Jor-El, i can see a resemblance between him and Cavill. and People need relax stop jumping to conclusions. Although I can see Lenix as Martian Manhunter which would be cool but I am pretty sure WB said that superman would be in his own universe like Nolans Batman
SageMode - 6/15/2011, 11:50 AM
With Connie Nielsen and Diane Lane aboard.........MILF time
Devastator335 - 6/15/2011, 12:38 PM
She's pretty! LOL I thought it said Kara also. :)
naterator - 6/15/2011, 1:03 PM
ummm yeah she will do

EarOne - 6/15/2011, 1:22 PM
what's with all the gladiator leads playing supes' parents here?? indeed..it's ironic that snyder keep casting the really hot, good looking actresses for supes' moms, yet he cast the least attractive of the four female cast as supes' love interest...

yeah, sure adams is arguably the most talented one of the bunch, but, unless she TOTALLY works out and just transforms herself into the Lois Lane role, i just won't buy her as the character, no matter how GREAT her acting is.

strictly bout connie, though...in her case, i really don't mind they cast a younger actress in the role, since, Lara IS supposed to be a young kryptonian mom with baby Kal-El. in diane lane's case as the earth adopted mom, though, they should've cast an older actress, since she would spend much of the screen time as an older mom, with clark growing up into superman. thus, diane lane is just HORRIBLE casting choice. she, like adams as lois lane, i just won't buy her in the role of martha, no matter how good her performance is.
LP4 - 6/15/2011, 2:05 PM
[frick]ING MILF!!! YES!!

2 MILFs
Juwon - 6/15/2011, 2:12 PM
@Grif whats with the constant posting of Man v Superman???? On Connie i think she'd make an excellent Lara. I think Harry Lennix will probably if given the role play the president of the US...a la Obama.
MarkyMcFly85 - 6/15/2011, 4:41 PM
So has she not yet been officially cast then? Can totally imagine her as Lara, even though I too only know her from Devil's Advocate. Should work well alongside Crowe.
schneider625 - 6/15/2011, 7:46 PM
I agree with Hellsing and thought it would be Ron Troupe right away. The way Batman Begins started with a great supporting cast is how I believe this movie will. Focusing on a great story. I am afraid of finding out tomorrow night that this is where Green Lantern fell short of.
SupermanReturns2006 - 6/15/2011, 8:31 PM
In my casting idea I like to see Daryl Hannah playing Kal-El's mother Lara for the role. How does that sound ?
Timerider84 - 6/15/2011, 10:13 PM
I think Henry Cavill's interpretation of Clark, won't be that of before like Christopher Reeve or Brandon Routh, but more of Dean Cain's Clark Kent interpretation. No goofy Clark this time.
LP4 - 6/15/2011, 11:25 PM
@Timerider84- Dude I hope you're right. Cain was always my #1 fav live-action Supes!!!

NO MORE GOOFY CLARK FTW!!!

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