'Man of Steel' co-stars Diane Lane, Michael Shannon returning to Chicago area

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon arrives for the screening of "The Iceman" at the 69th Venice Film Festival August 30, 2012 at Venice Lido. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/GettyImages / August 31, 2012)

Diane Lane and Michael Shannon, who filmed the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” in the Chicago area last summer, will both return this fall in the name of theater.

Lane will star in the Goodman Theatre’s production of “Sweet Bird of Youth” Sept. 14-Oct. 25 and will be on hand for Goodman’s Season Opening Benefit Sept. 24. The Oscar-winner and wife of actor James Brolin plays Clark Kent’s mother, Martha Kent, in “Man of Steel.”

Oscar-nominee and “Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael Shannon, who plays villain General Zod in the superhero film, will co-host A Red Orchid Theatre’s 20th anniversary gala Nov. 12 at Sunda and The Underground. Next year, Shannon, who co-founded the Old Town theater, is scheduled to star in A Red Orchid’s production of “Simpatico” June 13-July 28. “Man of Steel” hits movie theaters June 14, 2013.

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