Zack Snyder, whose Sucker Punch was a major disappointment at the box office this weekend, called Amy Adams Sunday from Paris with the news that she has landed the role of Metropolis newspaper reporter Lois Lane in the latest reboot of Superman, reports the LAT’s Hero Complex.
While Adams, 36, earned her third Oscar nomination for The Fighter, this marks her first major studio franchise. She will star opposite Henry Cavill as fellow reporter Clark Kent and love interest the Man of Steel; Diane Lane and Kevin Costner will play the Krypton superhero’s adoptive parents.
“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about,” Snyder said in a statement Sunday. “So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
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