Darren Franich
June 23, 2011 AT 08:56 PM EDT

EW has confirmed that Julia Ormond is in talks with Warner Bros. to play Superman’s mother in next year’s reboot Man of Steel. (Deadline first reported the news.) To be specific, Ormond would be playing Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s biological mother, possibly opposite Russell Crowe as Jor-El. (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have already been cast as Superman’s iconically lovable foster parents, the Kents.) Ormond has a recurring role on this season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; her last major film role was as Caroline in the bookend sequences of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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