Producer Christopher Nolan had been searching for a big name star to play the role of Jor-El, Superman’s biological father in Superman: Man of Steel, which was played in previous Superman movies by Marlon Brando — and it looks like he’s found his star in Russell Crowe, who’s currently in Los Angeles negotiating to play the role, according to Variety. Zach Snyder will direct the picture, which stars British actor Henry Cavill in the title role. Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will also play lead roles in the film. Although production begins next month, producers are still looking for a name actress to play Superman’s biological mother. Any suggestions?