Multiple Oscar nominee Amy Adams (“Enchanted,” “The Fighter,” “Night at the Museum 2”) is set to play journalist Lois Lane in the upcoming reboot of the “Superman” franchise for Warner Bros. Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.
The 36-year-old actress literally got the news a few hours ago from director Zack Snyder who phoned her from Paris. Snyder tells the paper “There was a big, giant search for Lois. 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 declined to talk about the extent of the Lois role in the story other than claiming it’s “a linchpin” to the project with his take on Lois set to have “contemporary appeal and spirit”.
“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]” says Snyder.