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Kevin Costner signs to star in new Superman movie

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Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 14:42 [IST]

Hollywood actor Kevin Costner has reportedly signed the deal to star in the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' new Superman movie. According to sources, the star will portray Clark Kent's adoptive father Jonathan Kent in the movie, which will be directed by Zack Snyder. Now, he will join actors' group that includes Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.

Warners Bros has confirmed the news of roping in Kevin for the film. "Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time," the Hollywood Reporter quotes the official statement of WB.

Pa Kent's character suffered a heart attack lending Richard Donner Superman movie some of its poignancy. But it is now not clear whether Costner will have an on-screen death in new Superman fim, which is produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder.

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