Fresh off the mediocre opening weekend to the poorly reviewed Sucker Punch, the next Zack Snyder production has big casting news today. In his interpretation of Superman, an already stellar cast will be joined by Oscar-nominee Amy Adams. She will play Lois Lane, the leading lady. [LA Times]

Snyder had to say about the choice, “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.” He went on to say that the role will be contemporary, bringing a modern interpretation of the character.

She joins Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane who have already been cast as Superman, and Mr. and Mrs. Kent, respectively. Christopher Nolan will produce, with the script written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight).

This seems to be a bit of a new role for Adams, who is just off an Oscar-nomination for The Fighter. If you look at her impressive resume, there’s really nothing like a Zack Snyder flick on there, with maybe Enchanted and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian being her only real roles that might be at least remotely similar (i.e. not tremendously character-driven). This is a bit of a risk, so obviously there is something enticing that Snyder sees. I look forward to the end result.

Superman: The Man of Steel hits theaters late 2012.

Is Amy Adams the right choice for this? Who would you want to see as Lois Lane?

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