Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin") is currently in negotiations to star as 'Lara', the 'Kryptonian' mother of 'Kal-El', aka 'Superman', in director Zack Snyder's upcoming feature "Superman: Man Of Steel", scheduled to start shooting in Vancouver.
'Lara Lor-Van' is the biological mother of Superman, and the wife of scientist 'Jor-El'. She was an astronaut, before Krypton's space program was permanently grounded after 'Jax-Ur' blew up one of Krypton's inhabited moons. Eventually, Lara met scientist Jor-El, with the two having several adventures together before getting married. Some time later, Lara gave birth to the couple's only child, Kal-El.
When Krypton was about to explode, Lara and Jor-El placed their infant son into an escape rocket built by Jor-El.