Casting News: McAvoy, Zurer, Fast

Early newspaper reports indicate that “X-Men: First Class” and “Atonement” actor James McAvoy is the favorite to land the lead role in the Elton John biopic “Rocketman”.

Playwright Lee Hall will provide the script and John will produce the film. [Source: The Scottish Sun]

Man of Steel
Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons,” “Munich”) has stepped in to take on the role of Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Films.

Zurer is replacing Julia Ormond in the role, no word as to why Ormond left the project. Zurer will start filming her scenes this week. [Source: Deadline]

One Shot
Alexia Fast has joined the cast of the crime thriller “One Shot” at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Fast will play Sandy, a seductive young siren involved in a setup of Tom Cruise’s character. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]