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Amy Adams cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman' revival

March 28, 2011 |  7:48 pm

Amy Adams cast as Lois Lane Amy Adams has been tapped to play our favorite female comic book journalist, Lois Lane, in Zack Snyder's revival of Superman.

Adams is the most recent name to join the star-studded cast of Snyder's film in which "The Tudors" hottie Henry Cavill will play superhero-journalist Clark Kent. His adopted parents will be portrayed by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in the update, formally titled "Superman: Man of Steel."

Metropolis hasn't been this hot in a while.

Snyder phoned the red-headed actress from Paris while he was promoting his recent film "Sucker Punch" to tell her the good news, our fan boy brother blog Hero Complex reported.

"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."

For photos of Lois Lane's evolution throughout the years, click the photo of TV's onetime "Super" couple Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain.The Evolution of Lois Lane

Adams, 36, broke out in 2005's "Junebug" and won critical acclaim as Princess Gisele in Disney's "Enchanted." She was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar in "Junebug," 2008's "Doubt" and, most recently, for playing a feisty bartender in David O. Russell's "The Fighter."

The Superman reboot will be produced by "Inception" and "Dark Knight" mastermind Christopher Nolan.

How do you think Adams will fare as strong-willed Lois? Let us know in comments.

For all things superhero, visit Hero Complex.

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Right photo: Amy Adams arrives at the the Hollywood Reporter Academy Awards Pre-Party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.

Left photo: Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in 1995's "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." Credit: ABC.

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