Amy Adams to play Lois Lane in the upcoming 'Superman' film - What do you think?
The "Superman" reboot has found its Lois Lane.
Amy Adams has nabbed the coveted role as the iconic Daily Planet reporter that captures the heart of the all-American hero, according to a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio behind the film.
"Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about," the film's director Zack Snyder said in the statement. "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."
Adams will star opposite 27-year-old Henry Cavill, who was picked to portray Clark Kent/Superman. As previously announced, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will star as Clark's Earth parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.
The actress was recently nominated for an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Fighter," in which she co-starred with Batman actor Christian Bale.
"The Dark Knight" director, Christopher Nolan, is also a part of the "Superman" reboot. He and his "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" writing partner, David S. Goyer, are penning the script for the new film. Nolan is also on board as a producer.
Other actresses who have played the role include Noel Neill, who portrayed the character in the 1948 film "Superman" and in the 1950 film "Atom Man vs. Superman," Phyllis Coates who starred opposite George Reeves in the film "Superman and the Mole Men" in 1951, Margot Kidder in the four "Superman" films opposite Christopher Reeves in the 1970s and 80s, and Kate Bosworth in the 2006 film "Superman Returns" opposite Brandon Routh.
In television, Teri Hatcher played Lane in the ABC series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," which ran for four seasons. Most recently, Erica Durance portrayed Lane on television in "Smallville."
The new "Superman" film is tentatively called "Superman: Man of Steel" and is set for release in December 2012. The cast is set to start shooting in Vancouver in late August.