Hooray! A grown woman will play the grown-up Lois Lane in the Superman reboot being prepped by Zack Snyder. Oscar-nominated Amy Adams will play the nosy reporter,
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said of the casting. “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.”
Adams, 36, will play opposite Henry Cavill, 28, as the Man of Steel.
Last time out in SUPERMAN RETURNS, Lois was played by 23-year-old ingenue Kate Bosworth, who not only didn’t have the maturity of a star reporter, but would have been a teenager when Superman knocked her up. (In SUPERMAN RETURNS, Lois and Kal-El have a young son that Superman creepily peeps in on after abandoning him to go on a vision quest. Right.)
Director Snyder, whose female-centric SUCKER PUNCH is being drubbed by critics this opening weekend, obviously likes a strong leading lady, as DAWN OF THE DEAD and 300 showed.
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