Tony winner Jeremy Irons and off-Broadway vet Jesse Eisenberg will join the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming as-yet-untitled Superman/Batman movie. Eisenberg is set to play iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor while Irons will portray Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred, according to Deadline. The motion picture is set for a May 6, 2016 release.
Eisenberg has appeared onstage off-Broadway in Rattlestick productions of his plays The Revisionist with Vanessa Redgrave and Asuncion. Eisenberg earned an Oscar nomination for The Social Network. His other screen credits include The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland, Solitary Man, The Newsroom and Adventureland.
A Tony Award winner for The Real Thing, Irons last appeared on Broadway in Impressionism. Other stage work includes Godspell, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Richard II and Embers. An Oscar winner for Reversal of Fortune, his film and TV credits include The Borgias, The Lion King, Brideshead Revisited and Kafka.
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