Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel has been in production for quite a while, but we’re getting some pretty late casting news for the project. After bringing on Richard Schiff in what sounded like a fairly nondescript role, Jadin Gould has joined the cast as the young Lana Lang. [SupermanSuperSite, /Film]
The actress will join Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent) and Amy Adams (Lois Lane) in the Watchmen director’s adaptation of the beloved superhero franchise. Her character is set to appear in a flashback of Clark Kent’s childhood, in his hometown of Smallville, alongside Dylan Sprayberry, who has been cast as the young Kent.
For those unfamiliar with the project, here’s the official synopsis.
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.”
The 14-year-old actress was last seen in Battle: Los Angeles and various TV shows, including Chuck and Dexter. Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14th, 2013.
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