Move over, Teri Hatcher! Clark Kent has a new Lois Lane — and her name is Amy Adams.
The multi-Oscar-nominated Adams will appear as the ying to Clark’s yang in the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, opening late next year. Director Zack Snyder calls the Julie & Julia actress the “perfect” choice to play the Man of Steel’s love interest.
Adams — whose screen credits include The Fighter and Enchanted — joins Henry Cavill, who was recently picked from a competitive shortlist to play the caped superhero.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder told The Los Angeles Times on Sunday. “It was 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 36-year-old star, a new mom, was recently bestowed with her third Academy Award nomination for The Fighter.
“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about,” Zack said in a statement over the weekend. “So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
The cast will also include veteran actors Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent, respectively.
Adams succeeds Kate Bosworth, who turned in a critically-panned portrayal of the femme reporter in the equally ill-fated Superman Returns in 2006.
Superman: Man of Steel is slated for theatrical release in Dec. 2012.