Hey, remember Julia Ormond? She was in a ton of movies in the mid-’90s — she played Guinevere in the Sean Connery/Richard Gere King Arthur movie First Knight, was the title character of the Sabrina remake with Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford, and starred in Smilla’s Sense of Snow. Since then, her profile has lowered a bit, though she has appeared in films including 2008′s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Deadline reported today that Ormond is “in talks” to play Lara — Superman’s Kryptonian birth mother — in winter 2012′s Man of Steel, and a deal is expected shortly. Russell Crowe was announced last week as official for Jor-El, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner are already set as Ma and Pa Kent, Superman’s adoptive Earth parents. Henry Cavill starts as the titular man of steel.