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Costner cast as Clark Kent's dad in new Superman film

Actor Kevin Costner is shown in a scene from the movie, 'Rumor Has It.' (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

March 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's father, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder said Costner will effectively play the role of the man who raised Clark Kent as his own son.

"Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest super hero of all time," Snyder said.

Costner will star alongside Diane Lane, who plays his wife, Martha, and the film's star, Henry Cavill, who will play Clark Kent, Superman.

The movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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