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Harry Lennix forged in ‘Man of Steel’

Vet character actor will play a high-ranking military officer

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran character actor Harry Lennix is the latest thesp to enlist in Zack Snyder’s Superman pic “Man of Steel.”

Lennix has closed a deal to play a high-ranking military officer named General Swanwick in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ highly-anticipated tentpole.

Lennix joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni and German thesp Antje Traue.

“The Dark Knight Rises” helmer Christopher Nolan is one of several producers on “Man of Steel,” which is skedded for release in December 2012.

Lennix, best known for playing Commander Lock in WB’s “Matrix” sequels and his turn as Ray Charles’ manager Joe Adams in “Ray,” recently appeared as a detective in Universal’s “State of Play.” He’ll soon be seen playing comedian Ron Waters in the indie “Mr. Sophistication,” which he also exec produced.

Lennix is repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management.

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