IGN (US), December 18, 2003

Neo or Aragorn as Superman?

by Stax

And that's the Truth.

IGN FilmForce has learned the latest on Truth, Justice & the American Way, Focus Features' long-planned biopic of the late Superman star George Reeves. The Allen Coulter-directed project is aiming to begin filming in Los Angeles this March or April. Location scouting, production design work, and casting are currently underway.

The oft-mentioned Benicio Del Toro is awaiting further script revisions before committing to play Lamar Moglio, the fictionalized private eye hired by Reeves' mother to investigate her son's curious death. If Del Toro passes then the role might go to Coulter's Sopranos star James Gandolfini.

Oscar-nominees Sharon Stone and Annette Benning are said to be in the running to portray Reeves' spurned lover Toni Mannix with The Ring's Naomi Watts as Lenore Lemmon, the thesp's younger squeeze ('scuse the pun).

And who might portray George Reeves? Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck, and Dennis Quaid have all been approached for the part at different times. Now Keanu Reeves has met with Coulter about the lead. Should the Matrix star pass then Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) might be offered the role.


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