Diane Lane has signed on to play Martha Kent in the upcoming Superman reboot, starring opposite Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are aiming to get the pic into production this summer and made this announcement:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.
Zack Snyder stated, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”
Diane Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman.
Slated for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.”