Zack Snyder announced today that Amy Adams has been officially cast in the role of Lois Lane in the Superman reboot according to the LA Times. The 36-year old actress has been nominated for an Oscar three times, most recently for her role in The Fighter for David O. Russell. She was previously nominated for the indie film Junebug and for her role in Doubt, starring opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. She has also starred in Enchanted, Julia & Julia, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Leap Year. She will be seen in The Muppets next opposite Jason Seagal and has a supporting role in Walter Salles' On the Road.
Here is what Snyder had to say about the casting search:
"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 went on to mention that they plan to make Lane relevant to today's audiences is a top priority. Of course, major plot details were not discussed in the interview. It is not known if Lane's character will be a love interest for Clark Kent/Superman. There is a definite age difference between Cavill at 27 and Adams at 36, but not one that makes a difference to me.
The cast lined up so far is great, Adams is a great addition. The film is expected to start production in August and is slated for a late 2012 release.