The LA Times Hero Complex reports that Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in the Superman reboot from director Zack Snyder.
Snyder called Adams from Paris with the news.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”
Snyder said that the role of Lois Lane was a “linchpin” to his movie.
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
The Hero Complex notes that Snyder wouldn’t comment on plot details but stated Snyder “consider it essential that Lois — an FDR-era creation – arrives on screen in 2012 with contemporary appeal and spirit.”
Amy Adams previous credits include Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Amelia Earhart, and The Figher, where she was nominated for an Academia Award.
Adams is also no stranger to Superman having appeared in the 2001 season of Smallville as villain, Jodie Melville, in the “Craving” episode.
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Superman flies into theaters December 2012 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent and Kevin Costern as Jonathan “Pa” Kent.
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