By Justin Kroll, Variety.com
Ever since he agreed to oversee the franchise reboot of Superman, Christopher Nolan had been seeking a star for the role of Jor-El, Superman’s biological father.
Nolan now has his man: Russell Crowe.
Crowe is in negotiations for the key role in “Man of Steel,” which has Zack Snyder on board to direct for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Brit thesp Henry Cavill is set to play Superman. Warner Bros. declined to comment on the talks with Crowe.