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Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer to play Superman’s mom

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will portray Superman’s Kryptonian mother in the Superman movie sequel.

Zurer reportedly will replace Julia Ormond, who left the film for unknown reasons, in the role of Lara Lor-Van. Zurer has starred in "Angels & Demons" and "Munich."

Russell Crowe is portraying Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El. Superman is being played by the British actor Henry Cavill.

Production on the film, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013, has begun.

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