Laurence Fishburne is set to play Perry White, the no-nonsense and sometimes cantankerous editor of the Daily Planet, in “Man of Steel” for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures says the trades.
The studio has no comment about Fishburne’s casting in the Superman reboot at this time. The role has previously been played by John Hamilton in the original 50’s TV series, Jackie Cooper in the Christopher Reeve films, Lane Smith in the 90’s series “Lois and Clark”, George Dzundza in the animated 90’s “Superman” series, Frank Langella in “Superman Returns”, and most recently Michael McKean in “Smallville”.
Fishburne joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Harry Lennix. The project is Fishburne’s first high-profile role since leaving “C.S.I.” this past June.