Amy Adams cast as Lois Lane

36-year-old Amy Adams’ career continues to skyrocket as the Oscar-nominated “The Fighter” star has just been cast as Lois Lane in the Zack Snyder-directed Christopher Nolan-produced revamp of “Superman.”

The LA Times Hero Complex broke the story and nabbed this quote from Snyder, who called Adams from Paris on his promotional tour of the recently released and lampooned “Sucker Punch” to tell her the news:

“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “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.”

The role was understandably coveted in Hollywood and the search long and wide, but after meeting with her, Snyder had her as his number-one choice.

Adams first made her big splash with Disney playing the live-action version of an animated princess in 2007’s hit “Enchanted.” She easily charmed the nation and continued to earn glowing reviews for playing naïve characters with big hearts in films such as “Doubt” and even “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” Adams’ Amelia Earhart was easily the most likable thing about that entire film.

After playing the strong-headed “take-no-BS” Charlene in David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” Adams proved she could hold her own with some dynamic and commanding actors such as Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both who won Oscars for their roles. That kind of fiery determination coupled with her charm ought to make her the ideal Lois Lane, perhaps the most iconic female comic character, at least as far as one’s without superpowers go.

Daughter of a general and a top-notch newspaper reporter, Lane is a tough egg to crack and only Superman seems to know how to get to her soft and gooey interior. At the same time, she’s absolutely crucial for Superman’s motivation and Snyder has said she’s a “linchpin” to this latest imagining, which we do know will be about Superman grappling with his choice to become the world’s greatest hero.

“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].”

After “Sucker Punch,” Snyder will have a lot to prove to get back into audience and critical favor, but what better existing property to have in one’s possession than “Superman?” However, even Bryan Singer, who is still widely considered a great director, drew a lot of ire for “Superman Returns,” so its safe to assume most will take a critical lens to the film, set for a December 2012 release. Undoubtedly, Adams is a sound addition to the project.



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