WB talking to 'Law & Order' thesp about role in Superman pic
Warner Bros. is in talks with Christopher Meloni for a role in “Man of Steel.”Studio had no comment Friday about the negotiations, which come with most key roles already filled and production set to start next month. Meloni stars in NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” now in its 12th season, but announced last month that he would not return to the series. Zack Snyder’s directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Brit thesp Henry Cavill is set to play Superman with Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon already set for the pic. David Goyer penned the script and developed the story with Christopher Nolan, who has kept plot details under wraps. Charles Roven will produce along with Emma Thomas, Nolan and Deborah Snyder. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips will exec produce for Legendary. Meloni is repped by Gersh.